The Hunar Rozgar Mela 2021 (Skills and Job fair) kicked off in Quetta today. Funded by the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission’s TVET Sector Support Programme and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the fair connected young jobseekers with recruiters seeking to fill over 400 job vacancies. The event was organised to provide youth with an opportunity to showcase their skill set and find jobs in key economic sectors.

Speaking at the occasion of Hunar Rozgar Mela 2021 ceremony, Balochistan Governor Syed Zahoor Ahmad Agha said, “The Hunar Rozgar Mela 2021 has offered a great opportunity and platform to connect qualified job seekers who are specially trained in vocational and technical trades with renowned recruiters and HR professionals from leading enterprises.”

He said that programmes like TVET SSP are playing a critical role in socio-economic development by creating more awareness among the youth on how to put their skills to use.


Her Excellency, Ambassador of the European Union to Pakistan, Ms. Androulla Kaminara, commented “Our ultimate goal in supporting the TVET sector is to make sure that young men and women in Pakistan can find decent employment and contribute to the much-needed inclusive economic growth of the country. Today’s event shows that the efforts of engaging employers with the TVET system have borne fruit. I am delighted to see that the skills which the young people have learnt are equipping them to find better jobs in areas where the industry needs to recruit.”

Mr. Olaf Handloegten, Cluster Coordinator, Training and Sustainable Growth for Decent Jobs GIZ-Pakistan said that about 950 graduates from 13 different TVET institutes will be visiting recruitment installs of 34 national and multinational enterprises. “Through the TVET Sector Support Programme, our vision is to promote the private sector engagement for enhanced employability of TVET graduates and today’s event is one of the glimpses of this intention,” he said.

Through the TVET programme the Pakistan government has involved the private sector to oversee training institutes and established the National and Provincial Skills Forum, engaging the business industry and chambers of commerce.

Since its inception in 2017, the TVET Sector Support Programme has trained approximately 42,000 young men and women in various competency based occupations.

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