Islamabad-National Vocational and Technical Training Commission with the help of China will set-up world-class technical and vocational institutions along the CPEC route and in every industrial zone which will enable us to meet the needs of skilled workforce for mega projects, said the Executive Director (ED) Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema, on Wednesday.

He said this during a meeting held with Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing. The Ambassador said that Chinese companies engaged in CPEC would keep a constant liaison with NAVTTC so that thousands of trained youth are employed in various projects there.

On this occasion, Executive Director NAVTTC informed the Chinese ambassador about the recent reforms and activities in TVET sector. He said that the CPEC will create thousands of jobs for the skilled youth of Pakistan and open new vistas of prosperity and development.

He added that the CPEC plan is a living proof of friendship between Pakistan and China and the entire region will benefit from it. Keeping in mind the needs of CPEC, we are training more and more youth in the fields of construction and hospitality, he added.

The Chinese ambassador appreciated the steps taken under the present leadership of NAVTTC. He assured that Chinese companies engaged in CPEC would keep a constant liaison with NAVTTC so that thousands of trained youth are employed in various projects there.

He said that China would help to establish world class technical institutions in Islamabad where thousands of workers will be trained so that they can meet the needs of local and global markets. He said that China will help to transform NTB into a state of the art technical institution on the lines of Tianjin University. He also said that China will soon initiate Special Bilateral Training Programs for the trainers of Pakistan which will enable hundreds of Pakistani workers to receive training of modern machinery and equipment each year.

Zulfiqar Ahmed Cheema thanked the Chinese Ambassador for his cooperation and presented a memento to him.