ISLAMABAD – National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) has undertaken the verification and attestation of technical & vocational certificates of skilled youth, seeking employment abroad.The certificates to be attested/verified would be those issued by the Boards of Technical Education (BTEs) and Trade Testing Boards (TTBs). NAVTTC Headquarters has also set up verification centres at its regional offices in Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar to provide an easy access and service to youth. It is pertinent to mention here that skilled workers desiring to go abroad for job are facing difficulty in getting the attestation/ verification of their certificates issued either by the Boards of Technical Education or the vocational training institutes themselves. This is because the IBCC has expressed its inability to attest certificates issued which are either not equivalent to Matric certificate or no equivalence formula exist for them.In the absence of IBCC attestation, the certificates (and their attestation) are not being accepted by the Foreign Missions in Islamabad even if the attestation is done by the M/o Foreign Affairs based on verification from the respective Boards. To address the issue, a number of meetings were held at NAVTTC Hqrs Islamabad. All stakeholders i.e. BTEs, TTBs, National Training Bureau (NTB) and Inter Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) attended these meetings. It was agreed by all stake holders that NAVTTC being the apex body mandated to address over all TVET sector of Pakistan may undertake attestation/verification of the vocational training certificates issued by the aforesaid bodies. A system has been evolved jointly by the afore-mentioned TVET bodies. It has reduced the process and also authorised seven of NAVTTC’s regional offices to issue verified certificates within same day or 24 hours on the presentation to said regional offices. Thus it has become more convenient for the applicants to get their desired/required verifications. The addresses and office contacts of NAVTTC regional offices are: Regional Director, Regional Office, NAVTTC, Quetta (8-A, Jinnah Town, Samungli Road, Quetta), Phone 081-920 3623, b)Deputy Director, NAVTTC Sub- Office, Gawadar near NADRA Office, Gawadar Cell No. 03333289181, c) Deputy Director, NAVTTC Sub Office, Naveed Shaheed Road Soni Kote Gilgit. Phone: 05811-920558, d) Regional Director, Regional Office, NAVTTC, Karachi (State Life Building No.2, 8th Floor, Wallace Road, off I.I. Chundringar Road, Karachi Phone: 021-9921 7987, e)Deputy Director, NAVTTC sub-Office, Larkana, Phone: 074-9410297, f)Regional Director, Regional Office, NAVTTC, Peshawar and FATA (PDA Complex), Block - I, 3rd Floor, Phase-V, Hayatabad, Peshawar Phone: 091-921 7663, g) Regional Director, Regional Office, NAVTTC, Lahore (54-Lawrence Road, First Floor, Imdad Bilqees House, Lahore) Phone: 042-9920 4563, h)Deputy Director, Sub Office, NAVTTC, Multan (20 Gulshan-e-Mehar Colony Bosan, road Multan) Phone 061-9210421. And i) Regional Director, Regional Office, NAVTTC, Islamabad (5th Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex, Sector F-5/1, Islamabad, Phone: 051-921 5192.Necessary directives have been issued to all Regional Offices of NAVTTC for implementation. A notification to all respective stake holders in this regard has also been issued.This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 21-Jul-2012 here.