A project aimed to produce the skilled workforce in Pakistan will be initiated by the Turkish government. Its focus will be on boosting the local hotel and tourism industry. Turkey is planning to establish an advanced centre of excellence for hospitality and construction in Pakistan. This was revealed by the Executive Director of the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) Dr. Nasir Khan.
At the National Skills University in Islamabad, this centre will be established. It will be built under the skills development institution of the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency.
The Turkish government will manage the expenses of the project that includes hiring the workforce and starting the construction work, as per Dr. Nasir.
NAVTTC will be supported by Turkey to develop expertise in Pakistani youth. He said, “It is the first project of its kind in Pakistan launched by Turkey as it has special expertise in the sectors of hospitality and construction in the world.”
The development of this centre will provide job opportunities to almost 1.5 million people annually.
Dr. Nasir said, “The Centre would not only ensure production of trained workforce for development projects of the country like China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) but also provide employment opportunities to youth in foreign countries.”