Skills for Youth Employability through Industry Linkages

Date : Aug. 28-31, 2017 /
Venue : Islamabad, Pakistan /
Program Type: Regional Program /
Collaborating Organization: National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC), Pakistan /

Main Contents

  • Theme I: TVET Institution – Industry Linkages: Current Concepts, Practices and Challenges (Dr. Nasir Khan, Director General - P&D, NAVTTC, Pakistan)
    • Current practices and challenges in the area of institute – industry partnership in the TVET sector
    • Expectations of the TVET institutions
    • Expectations of the industries
    • Governance and partnership methods and models for sustainability
  • Theme II: Exploring Avenues for Long Term Industry TVET Linkages
    The Concept of Incubation in Industry-institute Linkages: Basic Concepts, Principles and Entrepreneurial Training (Prof. Dr. Pramod B. Shrestha)
    • Concepts and principles of TVET incubation model
    • Incubation Process – From Ideas to Market: The Value Chain
    • Innovation, Incubation, and Entrepreneurship at TVET Institutions: An Overview
  • Theme III: Beyond Employability – Role of Industry in Quality Assurance in TVET
    Changing Role of Industry in TVET Sector Development – From Employability to Setting Skill Standards and Developing Qualification Systems (Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane, Director General, CPSC, Manila, Philippines)
    • Accreditations and Quality Assurance
    • National Vocational Qualifications Framework
  • One full day session/seminar on Industry-TVET Institution Linkages-Trends and Opportunities (to be presented by CPSC Member Country Participants)
  • Theme IV: Towards Sustainable Governance in TVET Through long Term Industry Institute Linkages
    Industry Linkages as a Tool for sustainable development (Mirza Ikhtiar Baig, Industrialist and Chairperson, Baig Group, Karachi- Pakistan and Ms. Farah Hamid Khan, Secretary Industries, Govt. of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar – Pakistan)
    • Governance and partnership methods and models
    • Incentive and Financing scheme for sustainable engagement

Project Work: Development of a suitable action-based Plan for TVET Pathways to Sustainable TVET Institution – Industry Linkages (Program Participants)
  • Element 1: Identification of major issues and challenges of TVET Pathways to Sustainable TVET Institution – Industry Linkages.
  • Element 2: Formulate action plans on realigning skills for Sustainable governance and widening stakeholders’ (especially industry) engagement in TVET.
  • Element 3: Presentation on Enhancing Industry - Institute Linkages for Quality TVET