TWI Pakistan continues to promote training opportunities among young people

TWI Pakistan continues to promote training opportunities among young people

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 and construction.

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 training@twi-pakistan.com.