Project of European Union Implemented by GIZ
EU Support to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Sector
The Component wise updated brief on program (projects) of European Union for TVET Sector through GIZ, Islamabad is as under:-
Component 1 – Governance
- Support in developing National Skills Strategy (NSS) for TVET in Pakistan.
- Support in developing Accreditation and Certification system by National Vocational Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Islamabad.
- Skills Development Plans (SDP) implemented and aligned with the Annual plan of Punjab TEVTA in the format of SDP Matrix.
- Planning process for 2014-16 supported, based on lessons learned from previous planning sessions.
- Need Assessment completed at Punjab TEVTA.
- Concept paper for TVET policy is agreed by Punjab TEVTA.
- TVET Sensitization and awareness sessions organised in 12 TVET institutes in Punjab covering approximately 3500 target students from schools.
- Radio programmes, public messages; stories/ articles/ features; videos on TVET training offers and for image-building broadcast.
- Facilitation and guidance for ownership, alignment regarding Skills Development Plans (SDP) with Annual Work Plans (AWP) and Annual Development Plans (ADP) of Punjab TEVTA has commenced.
Component 2 – National Vocational Qualification Framework (NVQF) and Human Resource Development (HRD)
- Supporting NAVTTC to develop and implement National Vocational Qualification Framework (NVQF).
- Communication training for 145 staff from TEVTA Punjab.
- Study tour on NVQF and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) – assessment practices in industries’ to Sri Lanka carried out with 4 participants from Punjab including 2 employees of Punjab TEVTA.
- 6 E-learning Centres out of 18 established in Punjab
- 100 Lead Trainer/ E-tutors trained in 4 batches (incl. 26 women).
- Training has commenced with Punjab TEVTA and PVTC. 700 TVET teachers completed training (pilot phase: 600, main phase: 100; incl. 29% women).
- Three development partners have agreed to develop the training concept for a ‘new TVET teacher generation’ at academic level (B. Ed. / Technology): University of Punjab (Pakistan), Virtual University (Pakistan), Technical University of Kaiserslautern (Germany). Degree will be added to the courses offered at the University of Punjab.
- 1 Competency Based Training (CBT) course for housemaids has been implemented in rural Punjab; 96 out of 100 students have completed the course successfully (all women).
- 2 Competency Based Training (CBT) courses (farm manager, livestock manager) have been implemented in 6 institutes.
- Study tours on “Innovative TVET practices in the region” and “NVQF and RPL – assessment practices in industries” carried out jointly with component 1 and 2. 2 officials from PTEVTA were nominated for the activity.
- Negotiation underway for implementation of a further 60 CBT programmes
- Review and updating of 50 jobs descriptions and departmental scope of work to adjust to NVQF requirements underway.
Component 3 – Innovative training delivery and Labour Market Information (LMI)
- Skills mela held in Lahore.
- 2 Funds for Innovative Training (FIT) projects completed by PTEVTA
- 2 FIT projects ongoing at PTEVTA
- National Skills Information System (NSIS) cell functional with four officers.
- Capacity-building programme for the NSIS staff has been completed.
- Technical Working Group (TWG) established as national platform.
- Proposal to establish interactive web-based National Skills Information System (NSIS) Network approved by Technical Working Group (TWG).
- Data requirements on skills demand and supply for NSIS Network have been clarified; integration of data in embedded into NSIS web portal.
- Field work and data entry of first labor market intelligence survey in textile sector completed; data processing in progress.
- NSIS shared with 20 Punjab TEVTA officials through video conferencing.
Component 4 – Capacity Building for TEVTAS
- Identification and supply of equipment to 30 Vocational Counselling (VC) /Job Placement (JP) Centres completed in Punjab
- Basic training course in VC/JP completed with 31 participants.
- Training of Teachers (ToT) with 9 participants completed.
- ISO 9001:2008 is completed. (TEVTA Secretariat only)
- Current organisational status/ departmental gap analysis determined.
- Organogram of Punjab TEVTA against NVQF requirements currently under review.
- Capacity assessment carried out jointly with other TEVTAs / with representatives of Punjab TEVTA.
- Final capacity assessment report presented to TEVTA management and Board of TEVTAs to discuss priority areas.
- Action has been developed against the priority areas. Gap Analysis research is in process for curriculum development.
- Human Resource Development (HRD) Training plan for 2014 developed (TVET/CBT-related areas, administration/management, leadership, project management).
- One-year training in leadership excellence in TVET sector designed. 9 officials of high management has been selected for the training program.
- 30 officials from Punjab TEVTA nominated for Jakarta conference through video streaming and for sharing their views with other regions through video conferencing.
- A visit was organized in 3rd week of March for around 70 officials of GB TEVTA, Baluchistan TEVTA, AJK TEVTA and KPK TEVTA to Punjab TEVTA to know the organizational structure of PTEVTA.
- ISO Management Program of each department has been aligned with the Skill Development Plan (SDP) activities.
- Process to foster corporate culture and identity for Punjab TEVTA has been initiated.
- Identification and validation of existing Public Private Partnership (PPP) Models on policy, government administrative and implementation level completed.
- Development of joint PPP National Policy for TVET started.
- Process for MoU between TEVTA (Sindh & Punjab) and Private Sector (FPCCI, EFP & WEBCOP) is being facilitated.
- Punjab TEVTA for ‘inventory’ of existing PPPs in Punjab supported.
- In-House session on Implementing PPPs in Punjab carried out more than 50 officials from PTEVTA participated the event. Proposed PPP Models for Piloting were discussed with PTEVTA
Component 5 – Cooperative training and green skills
- Germany-Pakistan Training Initiative (GPATI)
- The Germany-Pakistan Training Initiative (GPATI), initiated by the German Consulate General in Karachi, is a new approach towards creating a demand-driven, skilled workforce. This scheme is based on the German Dual Training System, and has been modified and developed into an appropriate model of cooperative training in Pakistan. It is market-oriented and focuses on the development of an employable and highly skilled workforce to the needs of the employers.
- As a pilot project, this program is being offered in two institutes of TEVTA Punjab with 4 different demand driven trades and will be introduced in other Districts of Punjab.