Islamabad - As many as 542 programmes offered by 66 technical and vocational institutions were granted accreditation in various categories by the regulatory body of technical education.

The 10th meeting of National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) - TVET Accreditation and Quality Evaluation Committee (TA&QEC) was held at the NAVTTC Headquarters Islamabad on the directions of the Executive Director NAVTTC Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema. The meeting continued for four consecutive days.

Mahboob Iqbal Qadir, Director General NAVTTC, chaired the meeting. The Members from Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), TEVTA Punjab, TEVTA AJK, TEVTA KPK, TTB Baluchistan, Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Higher Education Commission (HEC), National Institute of Science and Technical Education (NISTE), GIZ, officers of NAVTTC and Representatives of TVET Reform Support Program (TRSP) attended the sessions. All the participants discussed each and every program and gave accreditation status to the TVET Institutes and Programmes.

Total of 78 TVET institutes throughout Pakistan were thoroughly evaluated and Accreditation Assessment Reports of 587 Programs/trades were presented before the Forum of TA&QEC for the final Approval. Out of 587 programs, 542 offered by 66 TVET Institutes were granted Accreditation Status in various categories; thus the total number of Accredited TVET programs so far accredited by NAVTTC has risen to 1130. Detailed list of accredited programs/ institutes can be accessed at NAVTTCs’ official website i.e. (http://navttc.org/). The Forum also appreciated work done in a very short time by the NAVTTC team to achieve the target of accreditation of at-least 1000 programmes till March 2016.

The Executive Director, National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema has stressed upon the need to accredit maximum TVET Institutes in the country to bring quality culture in TVET Sector of Pakistan so that the employability of Youth as per National and International Industry’s requirements can be ensured.