European Union and GIZ

EU Support to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Sector

The Component of the program (projects) of European Union for TVET Sector through GIZ, Islamabad is as under:

  • Component 1: Governance
  • Component 2: National Vocational Qualification Framework (NVQF) and Human Resource Development (HRD)
  • Component 3: Innovative training delivery and Labour Market Information (LMI)
  • Component 4: Capacity Building for TEVTAs
  • Component 5: Cooperative training and green skills

Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA)

TIKA Support to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Sector

Provide technical support to Government of the Punjab for setting up of vocational and technical training institutes in Garments, Construction and Automotive sector and any other mutually agreed sector. The technical support include the following:

  • Training of Trainers in Turkey and Pakistan
  • Training of Trainers in provision of vocational & technical training and Skill Accessors in carrying out the testing
  • Assistance for redesigning and refurbishing of the proposed buildings for technical training
  • Provision of Training & Learning Resources (TLRs) including equipment for training within the budgetary resources available to TIKA
  • Provision of guidance to the trainers and managers on conducting the training

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

JICA Support to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Sector

1. Strengthening DAE in Mechanical Technology at Government Colleges Of Technology in Punjab Province (2016-2019)

Under this project JICA will develop GCT, Faisalabad as Center of Excellence. Also 13 other institutes will be up-graded by providing training to the teachers of these institutions. The JICA will perform following activities:

  • JICA will provide Japanese experts in the field of
    • Chief Advisor / ToT Planning / Curriculum Revision
    • Project Coordinator / Industrial Linkage
    • Mechanical Experts in specific fields such as
      • Metalwork Machining
      • Welding and Forging
      • Engineering Drawing and CAD/CAM
      • CNC
      • Material Testing and Metrology
      • Production and Quality Management
      • Equipment Planning
  • JICA will provide equipment for the following
    • Laboratory equipment in GCT, Faisalabad
    • Necessary equipment for the project offices
  • Training in Japan or third country for Principals / Department Heads /Master Trainers of DAE Mechanical Technology of GCT s of Punjab
2. Project for Development of Center of Excellence at GCT, Railway Road, Lahore (2008-2013)

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Government of Pakistan to develop a Center of Excellence at GCT Railway Road, Lahore.
The duration of the Project for “Development of Center of Excellence for Technical Education” was 05-years (DEC, 2008 to Dec, 2013).

Project Purpose

To provide quality education for Mechanical & Architecture Technologies based on industrial needs.

Project Activities

Following activities were performed successfully under the project:

  • Construction of working groups for promoting collaboration between GCT and Industry
  • Conduct of skill competition
  • Exhibition of student’s products
  • Revision of curricula for mechanical and architecture courses based on industrial needs
  • Development of teaching and learning resource material based on industrial needs
  • Installation of equipment for mechanical and Architecture courses
  • Development of inventory system of GCT
  • Training of Master Trainers for both courses
  • Promotion of career day
  • Admission of Girls in Architecture Technology
Status of the project
  • JICA constructed building for Architect Trade at a cost of ¥550,000,000/-
  • JICA supplied equipment for Mechanical Trade worth ¥220,000,000/-
  • The Project was completed successfully in December, 2013