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ILO, STEVTA hold competency based vocational training

The ILO in collaboration with Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA) has initiated the first Competency Based Training and Assessment in the province, said Frida Khan, National Project Coordinator, Gender Equality for Decent Employment (GE4DE).
Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the workshop on Tuesday, she said latest techniques of Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBTA) will be taught to thirty skills trainers who come from technical-vocational education and training institutions of Sindh.
The ILO and STEVTA organized workshop is being funded by Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and aims to develop the capacity of technical trainers to design, deliver and asses CBTA training programmes. Following this workshop a series of pilot training programmes will be implanted to test and validate the methodology, she said.
The five days training is focused on developing skills, knowledge and tools to prepare for the implementation on CBTA including learning and training methods and assessment tools. The competency based approach focuses on the learning outcome or the demonstration of skill, rather than the time spent in training, the trainer or the mode of delivery.
This training workshop is the third in a series and discusses the methods to implement the new CBTA courses and curricula which were developed last year in a training workshop organized by the ILO’s GE4DE project, said the project coordinator.
These industry-based courses have been developed by inviting leading industry experts from four economic sectors including Mussarat Misbah from Beauty and personal care, Shaiyanne Malik from High end. Fashion Design, Babar Sheikh from Hospitality and Kamran Sandhu from Industrial garment manufacturing.
The ground-breaking series of training workshops, the first of their kind in Pakistan, was designed and delivered by the ILO’s Senior Training Policy Specialist from Geneva, Trevor Riordan.
Speaking on the occasion he said if training is to be truly effective in assisting the women and men to get decent jobs, then the training itself has to be based on the actual work performed in the workplace.
Trevor Riordan appreciated said ILO has introduced the competency based approach to training as part of an integrated strategy to help people get skills and jobs, and improve
the economic and social development in Pakistan.



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