Dr. AZRA FAZAL PECHUHO
Globally, Technical Education and Vocational Training (TVET) is considered as a major tool for eradicating unemployment and poverty. Unfortunately, in Pakistan, TVET is not given appropriate social status. Thus, a majority of students join TVET as a last option, being dropouts from the formal education system.
Therefore, there is a need to change this perception so that students and society are more accepting of TVET as an alternative education model. As students acquire market-relevant skills, their access to jobs and sources of earning, their social status and morale will also increase.
SZABIST ZABTech (iTVE) has been endeavoring to increase the awareness level to attract more and more of our youth towards Technical Education and Vocational Training. This we are trying to achieve by improving our programs, institutional infrastructure and transparency in our admission process.
I am confident that through sustained efforts, SZABIST ZABTech (iTVE) team will be able to attract the best of the best youth towards technical and vocational education and improve the overall acceptability of the blue-collar workforce in our society.