Government Initiates Skill Development Training in Different Trades, says CM

SWD and Ministry of Industries sign agreement for skill development programme in Balochistan; 20 institutes to be set up in first phase; 3000 persons to be trained  

The Chief Minister Balochistan, Jam Kamal Khan has stated that the provincial government has started imparting necessary training of skill development, micro financing and business in order to promote the economic activities and generate employment opportunities in the province.

This and similar views were expressed by the Chief Minister while speaking on occasion of the signing of agreement for commencement of the skill development programme between the Ministry of Industries and provincial department of Social Welfare, here on Wednesday.

The Director of Ministry of Industries, Umar Zahid and Secretary Social Welfare signed the agreement.

Also present on the occasion were the provincial ministers.

The Chief Minister said that Allah Almighty has blessed the province with immense resources and these resources are found in different areas. However, unfortunately we send our raw material ahead without the value addition. We are not benefitting from our resources due to non-availability of the process of raw material to preparation of the products, and as such in view of the need, the government has launched the training programme in various related sectors, he maintained.

Jam Kamal Khan on the occasion termed the agreement of the skill development programme as a very important development and stressed the need to include training of the trades through which the resources of the province may be utilized at the local level.

He said that the government is also going to start provision of the interest free small loans in collaboration with the Akhuwat Foundation. This programme would prove to be very fruitful for those getting skills through the skill development, adding he believed.

The Chief Minister also directed to keep in view the needs of urban and rural localities of the province in the programme.

He also directed to give importance to prepare the training programme for the hotel management, tourism and nursing as per the future requirements of the CPEC.

Speaking on the occasion, the Director Industries Umar Zahid briefed the Chief Minister about the detail of skill development programme. He informed that the federal government would establish 20 institute in first phase of the programme, in which 3000 people would be imparted training in different trades.

He claimed that the programme would be of international standard, the certification of which would also be acceptable to other countries as well.