KARACHI: European Union aims to invest up to 50 million euros from January 2022 on expanding vocational education and training programmes in Pakistan, as per Ovidiu Mic, leader of the European Union team in Pakistan.
In a meeting with the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), he said that agriculture, SMEs, textiles, and information and communication technology (ICT) will receive greater funding since these sectors had the ability to create huge employment opportunities.
He went on to say that the EU is happy to assist people in developing new skills and becoming effective employees in Pakistan and elsewhere.
Mr. Ovidiu highlighted his pleasure with the accomplishment of more than 3 years of Sectoral Support Programme (SSP) efforts under Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) projects in partnership with the FPCCI, as per the press release of FPCCI. The National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) and GIZ (Germany) are implementing these programmes. The Norwegian government is also a collaborator.
The FPCCI president, Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo, expressed his desire to expand the TVET-SSP to additional cities and industries in Pakistan so that more women entrepreneurs and SMEs could benefit.