LAHORE - National Vocational and Technical Education Commission (NAVTEC) Chairman Mumtaz Akhtar Kahloon has said that government and the private sector is making a concerted effort to introduce professional education and skill development for youth in the country, to reduce unemployment, as well as, to make the youth capable enough to support themselves and their families, says a press release. This was stated on the day of the Certification Awards Ceremony at the College of Tourism and Hotel Management, while awarding its passing out students of the Culinary Arts Training Programme in collaboration with International Labor Organization (ILO) and Canadian International Development Agency (Cf DA). Saeed Ahma Alvi, Chairman TEVTA, Ms. Margaret Reads Rounds, ILO, Ahmed Shafiq Executive Director COTHM, Dr Amjad Saqab Executive Director Akuwat Foundation, Ms Robina Qadeem Khan and programme coordinator Babar Sheikh spoke on the occasion. Babar Sh announced that this is the only course being offered in the country by the COTHM in collaboration with ILO and CIDA, it was also announced that all 40 participants have already been offered internship in various hotels where they can work in the various segments of the hotel industry.