LAHORE - The Punjab Vocational Training Council was set up some 13 years ago. Since then, it has trained 150,000 young people, who were spending their lives below the poverty line. The PVTC has changed their lives by introducing 46 curricula of various trades to cater for the growing demands of the industrial agriculture, health and services sectors. The training of these trades is being imparted in 154 Vocational Training Institutes throughout the province. The PVTC is authorised by the Act of 1998 to take exams and issue certificates after completion of training. The PVTC is working by the vision of use technology to scale up the current capacity, with focus on generating employable and exportable manpower, creating values for youth. As a leading organisation that provides professional vocational training to all the needy youth across the Punjab, the PVTC aims at achieving its goal by exceeding its trainees expectation, rewarding the employees and providing suitable opportunities for all the graduates to start earning a reasonable livelihood. Its objectives are: (1) poverty alleviation though skill development; (2), public-private partnership for efficient management; (3), demand-driven quality training and placement of graduates, especially the women; (4), establishment of vocational training institutes at tehsil and sub-tehsil level; (5), offer demand-driven skills training to youth in the industrial, agricultural and service sectors; (6), manage VTIs though autonomous boards selected from potential employers; (7), each trainee to have on-the-job-training as per curriculum; (8), utilise existing under-used/vacant government buildings for establishment of VTIs;(9), assist the graduates in arranging OJT and their placement through IABs; and (10), assist trainees in arranging financial support for self-employment from financial institutions. The PVTC has its key focus on agriculture, tunnel farming livestock and dairy development, Veterinary Assistant, IT related (CNC Operators / CAD / CAM), Lady health workers, female nursing and midwifery. Private and public sector participation assumes technical and operational involvement in the VTIs. The Council is fine example and only model in the Islamic world which is imparting free training to Mustaheqeen-e-Zakat for enabling them skilled force. As we use enter into the twenty first century, training systems are facing the challenges of the global market and economy but at the same time need into support the building of social cohesion and the fostering of local culture to sustain a senses of identity and belonging. Due to the increased access to international markets curriculum development as per international standards has given its importance, PVTC serves critical role in assisting VTIs by training teachers developing curricula and maintaining quality control. Training for the staff is important for higher motivation and productivity. It also makes the job challenging and interesting as well as best for self-development. The PVTC has its own Staff & Teachers Training Institute for the purpose of bridging the gap between skills requirement and skills availability for the survival and growth of VTIs staff and graduates ultimately for organization and a nation. Training also helps in increasing job knowledge and skills of employees at each level. Life skills education is a means to empower the younger generation and assist them in facing the challenges in their lives. Including both processes of teaching and learning the life skills based education caters to the acquisition for knowledge and in doing so develop the needed skills and attitude to support healthy behavior. PVTC management staff encouraged and motivated by Governments interest in this project has worked very diligently to establish 154 institutions with annual capacity to train 36000 trainees. The progress of establishing new VTIs is almost on target. In addition to settling up VTIs in each Tehsil, VTIs have also been established in Special education school to enable special children to acquired employable skills enabling them to become productive and useful citizen. Student from FATA / PATA and internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Swat have been trained in the VTIs of North Region of Punjab. Special focus has been made to establish VTIs in flood effected area of Punjab. Major aspect of PVTC training program is that at the end of training all VTIs facilitate their trainees. The emphasis on quality of training has been produced satisfactory results. The very fact that more than 63 per cent (Case Study EEA) of the graduates are observed by the industry and businesses and are self-employed, tells the story of success of this program. Now a days Vocational Training has got vital importance in Pakistan and as well as in the entire world. Though in countries like Pakistan the process of industrialisation is not so fast however vocational training is necessary to start small businesses which play a pivotal role in poverty reduction. As the average family size in Pakistan is 7.3 therefore when a vocationally trained personnel starts his / her business then 7.3 people become able to break the poverty shackles in first phase. In Pakistan PVTC is the largest Vocational Training provider organisation which is not only dissemination vocational training but also helping its graduates to start their own businesses. PVTC has also convinced and engaged many international and local organisations to join hands for this great cause.