TUSDEC first spoke with local employers and identified 70 trades for which there is a demand, and furthermore which skills employers are looking for in those trades. It then reviewed 562 training institutes and identified 153 which have the capacity to provide such training with support in terms of curricula, training of trainers and equipment. It is the goal of the TUSDEC to ensure that all training institutes it works with should be accredited with the Trade Testing Board and ultimately Navtec so that the trainees will receive recognized certificates.
From October 2013 to July 2016, 12,000 young people will be able to receive this training in a wide range of courses free of charge all over KP & FATA. The courses will have a strong emphasis on practical skills.
Courses will range from gemstone cutting and polishing to electrician course and land surveying.
- Overall Objective: To contribute to the improvement of technical & vocational training in support of economic development and employment opportunities in Pakistan.
- Specific Objective: To improve the involvement of the private sector in Technical and Vocational Training in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) by promoting demand and making the supply of courses more demand oriented.
- Establishment of a functioning provincial set up linked to the private sector that facilitates in demands and placement for technical training.
- At least 12,000 employable women and men from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) trained in various technical skills and their post training professional situation monitored.
- Critical assistance to enhance capacities of selected technical and vocational training institutes.
Creation and establishment of a Provincial Facilitation Unit (PFU), conducting baseline assessment (private sector and TVET institutes assessment), regular facilitation of stakeholders (private sector, trade bodies, government and non-governmental organizations), community mobilization, selection and strengthening of TVET institutes, delivery of trainings, linkages with private sector employers and MFIs for employability.
The action plan will cater to the entire community of KP and FATA, especially the rural communities and these will include women and young men (15-35 years) in general (IDPs and people with disabilities where possible will be included). Total number of trainees will be at-least 12,000, with 10% of women.