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New training center in Islamabad to boost education and employment

The Ministry of Education, the GIK Institute and NAVTTC sign a tripartite memorandum

The Ministry of Federal Education, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology and National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) have signed a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a new training center in Islamabad, said a press edition published on Saturday.

The MoU, signed by the Federal Minister of Education, the Rector of the GIK Institute and the Executive Director of NAVTTC, contains a partnership agreement between the three entities.

The signing ceremony was attended by Shakil Durrani, Executive Director of Society for the Promotion of Engineering Sciences and Technology in Pakistan, Amir Jan, Executive Director of NAVTTC, Prof. Dr. Fazal Khalid, Rector of GIK Institute, Sardar Aminullah Khan, Prof. . Dr. SM Hasan Zaidi and officials of the ministry.

Federal Minister for Education Mohiuddin Wani said: “The establishment of the new training center aims to serve as a hub for cutting-edge research, practical learning experiences and professional development initiatives. It is expected to improve the academic landscape and contribute to the socio-economic growth of the nation by producing highly skilled graduates equipped to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.”

Salim Saifullah Khan, President of SOPREST, commended the GIK Institute for its commitment to delivering quality education in engineering sciences. He emphasized the importance of the MoU in furthering the goal of providing quality education to unemployed youth, thereby fostering a culture of learning and empowering individuals to realize their full potential.

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Durrani, speaking about the GIK Institute’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, emphasized that the program would increase employment opportunities for unemployed engineers and master’s degree holders. The training provided will meet the needs of local industry, contributing to skills development and job creation.

Prof. Khalid noted: “The initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education to develop such centers in collaboration with top universities represents a joint effort to promote innovation, excellence and progress in education.”

He emphasized that the partnership represented a shared commitment to innovation, excellence and educational progress.

“The center aims to provide unparalleled opportunities to students, teachers and professionals alike,” he added.