LAHORE - Pakistan Industrial Technical Assistance Centre (PITAC) has signed an agreement with a UK based organisation, World Education Centre (WEC), to enhance the quality of vocational training programmes and employability of youngsters in the country.

In the initial phase, more than 10,000 skilled workers will be trained by the end of 2015 under PITAC-WEC venture and their job placements will be arranged in various industries of Pakistan which is also in line with the policy of the Ministry of Industries.

Talking to media, chairman WEC, Mr Qaiser Atique said that our organisation has a strong background of collaboration with UK’s largest examination board, Edexcel which has developed a huge number of vocational courses recognised around the world.

We are focused on delivering Effective Education for Employment to the youth of Pakistan. Our aim is not only to offer skilled training to our candidates but also to arrange for their internships and helping them to obtain job in the relevant industries after completion of the course. In this regard, we have already started making contacts with different organisations where we can send our students for internship during the course.

 Initially, to offer trainings on demand, we have chosen one of the most important industry in the country, Textiles. We shall be offering trainings in processing technology, spinning technology, weaving technology, CCM, merchandising, quality control, textile designing, fibre technology, textile chemical and many more areas in this field.

General Manager PITAC, Mr Tariq Chaudhry, adding to this statement said that PITAC has been serving to fulfil the needs of industry in Pakistan since 1962. The organisation, in the past 12 months, has trained as many skilled workers and managers. It is reflected in 2011 figures exceeding the 3000 mark of trained people by PITAC. Now with the help of WEC we are expecting to increase this number significantly.

We are starting with a realistic approach and just not saying anything we cannot achieve, therefore, we have set a target of training and providing the industry 10,000 plus skilled workers by the end of 2015.