NAVTTC formulating labor market information framework
Islamabad (Saturday, January 19, 2013) – National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NVTTC) is formulating a labour market information framework in the country.
This will enable Pakistan to introduce a mechanism of collecting and forecasting information about the demand and supply of technically skilled workforce at the national level.
To this end, a specialised Labour Market Information Unit is being set up at the NAVTTC headquarters in collaboration with TVET Reform Support Programme.
To agree upon a roadmap for the labour market information (LMI) framework between NAVTTC and the provincial and national key stakeholders, a one-day workshop was held here.
Speaking on the occasion, Executive Director NAVTTC Tariq Shafi Chak said that effective public policy greatly relies on credible and authentic information and data. “There is no mechanism available, which can feed the policymakers in terms of forecasting the skill needs both on the demand and supply side,” he said.
During the workshop, Jan de Voogd, a consultant of TVET Reform Support Programme, Mehran Gul and Taimur Alam from UNIDO presented a roadmap for putting in place LMI framework in Pakistan, which consists of three different phases with indicative timelines.
National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) was established in December 2005 as an apex body for Technical & Vocational Training and is attached with the Prime Minister’s Secretariat (Public). Being a federal agency for TVET, NAVTTC facilitates, regulates, and provides policy direction for skill development in Pakistan. Under the National Vocational & Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Act, 2011 NAVTTC is responsible for setting-up of national occupational skills standards, development of curriculum, national qualification framework, labour market information analysis, training of trainers, public private partnership and setting-up of institutional standards for TVET providers.