LAHORE - Technology Upgradation and Skill Development Company (TUSDEC) has collaborated with FDA (FATA Development Authority) for supporting TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) sector in the tribal areas.  The collaboration aims at enhancing the skill base of the modest population of the target area.

According to a TUSDEC spokesperson, both parties have primarily agreed to collate on the pursuit of training 7000 people from FATA region in numerous vocational skills where FDA would be partly contributing to the program funding. TUSDEC will also arrange latest CAD/CAM product design trainings for the FATA residents at NIDA (National Institute of Design and Analysis) centres. Specialized vocational training programs for the tribal women will also comprise the ambit of this collaboration.

FDA would facilitate TUSDEC in the pursuits of community mobilization and in building partnerships with local private sector industries and TVET institutes operating in the target vicinities. FDA is substantially active in its efforts to ensure the economic stability in the region by intensifying the demand driven skill base of the area whereas TUSDEC with its extensive experience of skill development is determined to ascent the livelihood stream of the natives through effective talent assimilation. Principally the said alliance aspires to induce active community participation to instigate and sustain the socioeconomic development of the area.