ONE-WINDOW SOLUTION TO SKILLS DEVELOPMENT OF WAR-STRUCK YOUTH OF NORTHERN REGION OF PAKISTAN
Keywords:Vocational Training, Internally Displaced Persons, Afghan Refugees, Human Capital Development, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
The counter terrorism operations have severely affected the residents of Khyber PakhtunKhwa (KPK) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) due to their displacement, loss of jobs, businesses, homes, friends and means of education. Making these regions Taliban-free is not enough; the government of Pakistan needs to offer a one-window solution to sustainable economic independence of the people in the war-struck regions.They must be equipped with vocational skills in employment promising sectors in Pakistan as well as in international markets.
The one-window solution for high quality skills development system can be achieved by focusing on curriculum development, job placement in industry & self-employment generation, as a whole process. The working mechanism of technical training institutes must include industry leaders, relevant government bodies, micro-finance creditors, training providers & other stake holders as associates who will work as consortium to provide one window solution for developing employment generation skills amongst the unemployed & unprivileged section of society and improving their living standards.
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