TUSDEC (Technology Upgradation & Skill Development Company) has organized a one day Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop on “Entrepreneurship Development” at Abbottabad in pursuant to the project “Supporting TVET Sector in Pakistan”. The workshop was orchestrated for the instructors of TVET institutes functional in Haripur, Mansehra, Battagram and Haveliyan. A pool of 15 instructors has been graduated as master trainers for the capacity building of project trainees screened by TUSDEC.
Mr. Faisal Mehmood, TVET Advisor at TUSDEC edified the participants on various facets of “Entrepreneurship” succeeded by the development of business plans to pragmatically articulate the expected gains from entrepreneurship for the socio-economic uplift of the society. According to the company source, entrepreneurship and economic development are interrelated in a domino effect and to actualize the socio-economic development goal of sustained livelihood for All, TUSDEC will extend full support to the students in their entrepreneurial ventures.

Under the EU sponsored KP/FATA project of supporting TVET sector in Pakistan through involving private sector, TUSDEC has consociated with 30 TVET institutes who have conducted market driven training courses in 20 districts of KP & FATA region during the pilot phase. In cognizant to the objective of the project, TUSDEC aims to increment the number of training programmes in the next phase to train a pool of 12000 men and women of the rock strewn province in different demand driven trades. The graduates of 3 to 6 months training programmes will be assisted in their paid employment and entrepreneurial ventures to improve their livelihood chancels for a brighter and better future. The source shared that the ToT sessions at Peshawar and now at Abbottabad on Entrepreneurship Development endeavoured to realize the career aspirations of the trainees and anticipates that the adopted project methodology will positively yield towards the downright achievement of project objectives within the stipulated timeframe of four years.

The session was solicitously organized and highly acknowledged by the guest of honour Ms. Amina Sardar, MPA and a member of the standing committee of Technical Education, KP. She presented the certificates to the participants at the workshop conclusion and appreciated TUSDEC’s effort in promoting TVET sector in KP and FATA.

Participants affirmatively declared that the pedagogy was comprehensively formulated and objectively delivered accentuating their subject knowledge for the promotion of entrepreneurship. This is the second workshop of the series and further workshops are contrived for the instructors hailing from Swat, Malakand, Dir, Buneer and Chitral. TUSDEC through its EU funded project aims to garner support from the private sector to productively develop the local human capital with advanced skills and provide them with income-earning opportunities to curb the malevolent social behaviours and practices giving them a chance towards socially and economically stable and prosperous livelihood, community and nation.