Staff from TWI Pakistan have been taking part in outreach activities across the
country, providing guidance to young people considering careers in industry.
The regional office has teamed up with technical institutes, vocational training
providers and foundations across Pakistan to highlight training opportunities available
to support youngsters' entry into careers in sectors including oil and gas, power
The first stop on the office’s outreach programme was the Charsadda Institute of
Technology in Shabqadar, where TWI Pakistan staff attended a youth career seminar
in late January. TWI Engineering Services Manager, Adnan Abdul Ghaffar, spoke to
students and shared some of his experiences.
In February, three members of the TWI Pakistan team travelled to the Hunar Foundation
in Lahore for a youth career seminar. The non-profit foundation exists to promote
vocational training in Pakistan, attempting to address the shortfall in skilled
labour that exists in the country.
At the seminar TWI Pakistan’s Jawad Zubair, Agha Omar and Sohail Zafar provided
career guidance advice and tips on what employers in industry are looking for. The
students in attendance were happy to meet the team and showed a keen interest in
TWI’s training opportunities.
Next stop on the outreach calendar was the Arshad Institute of Technology in Gujrat.
With 2,000 students on its books, the institute is a major provider of vocational
training in the region. TWI Pakistan presented at a youth career seminar held there
at the end of February, giving a well-received presentation covering routes from
study into industry and the value of international certification.
Most recently, the TWI Pakistan team attended a job fair exhibition in Karachi.
The event, which took place on 2 March, was attended by students from technical
institutes from across the region, keen to discover potential training and employment
opportunities. TWI Pakistan spoke to a large number of students during the course
of the day, introducing its courses and explaining the positive impact they can
have on employability.
More than half of Pakistan’s population is aged under 25, so promoting youth training
opportunities is vital to ensure that the country’s 100 million young people go
on to enjoy successful careers.
TWI Pakistan plans to continue its engagement work with youth organisations in the
country throughout 2016. To find out more, visit www.twi.com.pk or e-mail
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