Lahore - Technology Upgradation & Skill Development Company (TUSDEC) has trained a pool of 1325 students, hailing from impoverished backdrops of KP & FATA, in demand-driven technical trades with an aim to support gainful income generation opportunities.

Passing out of these students also mark the completion of the first phase of six month duration trainings under the EU sponsored project of Supporting TVET sector in Pakistan.

According to the company spokesperson, TUSDEC is striving to increase the access of 12000 KP/FATA residents to TVET programmes through garnering support from the private sector in market driven traditional and non-traditional trades for sustainable livelihood prospects. He further added that the trades were deduced as a result of a panoptic baseline assessment study and stakeholders’ dictum for social equity and regional prosperity.

In pursuance of the project objective, TUSDEC has engaged 25 training institutes from KP and FATA to commence six month duration training programmes. These associates have trained a pool of 1325 students in Electrician, Land Survey, AutoCad and Quantity Survey trades. Subsequent to the trainings, the students appeared in the examination conducted by TTB (Trade Testing Board) and the entire examination process was proctored by TUSDEC – EU and TTB team for transparency.

TUSDEC will substantiate economic participation of the graduates through fostering linkages with private sector for paid or self employability.