Vocational training need of the hour: Dr. Burfat

Jamshoro, May 16, 2018 (PPI-OT): Success is the maximum utilization of the natural flair, ability and skill one possesses. In today’s stressful economic times, it becomes mandatory for youth to require technical excellence in addition to academic qualifications. The training projects initiated by Government of Sindh under Prime Minister’s Youth Skill Development Program (PYSDP) will go a long way in benefitting youth of the country by bringing them financial empowerment. I am glad to witness first-hand the first batch of SU youth completing six month course under the aegis of national Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) at the varsity’s Institute of Art and Design.

The above views were advanced by VC-SU Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat at the inauguration ceremony of Art and Craft exhibition, featuring inter-alia the work of Institute students who had clinched first and third positions at the provincial photography competition held by NAVTTC at a local hotel at Karachi earlier this month. Dr. Burfat further said that female education alone would be able to turn the social tide to positive effect in Pakistan.

“I felicitate all students who have successfully completed training and I also appreciate Government of Pakistan, Government of Sindh and NAVTTC upon opportune launch and ensuing effective execution of the projects,” Dr. Burfat added. Director General NAVTTC and the event Chief Guest Mr. Abdul Rahim Shaikh in his remarks on the occasion said that the efficacy and success of the given training course drew its strength from the enthusiasm, confidence and devotion of the trainees, exhibited throughout six- month span.

Mr. Shaikh observed that by completing the subject training successfully the trainees had already embarked on the path of practical life and career corridor. He said the given certification would greatly profit the recipients here and abroad as it would add to their credentials in the specific area in which they specialized. Mr. Shaikh said the ever-changing technological developments made it mandatory for youth to earn distinction in vocational fields to make them marketable with a clear edge. Earlier, NAVTTC Focal Person Hisamuddin Mirani welcomed the guests and threw light on the program objectives. Prof. Saeed Ahmed Mangi, Prof. Naimatullah Khilji and others also spoke on the occasion.

Later, Vice Chancellor Dr. Burfat inaugurated the exhibition along with DG NAVTTC Abdul Rahim Shaikh and HEC Director Finance Khalid Ahmed Memon. Thereafter, certificates among successful trainees were distributed. Towards the conclusion, documentaries on social, cultural, academic and historical themes prepared by the institute Students were screened.

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