Muzafar Ali Bhutto (Chairman)
Aijaz Ahmed Brohi (Secretary)
Pakistan is privileged enough to have 29 % youth population between the age group of (15-29) and if the same is equipped with modern age technical education and vocational training the country is bound to touch heights of progress. I am pity much sure that our beloved country will come out of its economic crises if due attention is laid towards technical education and vocational training.
Recently TEVT reforms have been introduced under TVET Reforms Support Program to provide vertical & horizontal mobility of learners to earn qualifications through different pathways to contribute for sustainable development of the country. The role of foreign stakeholders, NAVTTC and STEVTA for uplift of TVET sector in Pakistan and in Sindh province is praise worthy particularly the part of GIZ in providing technical assistance is commendable. The participation of private sector cannot be denied and is considered to be instrumental for promotion and delivery of quality training all over the world. We expect enhanced employer’s participation in assessment process to make TVET system more responsive to job market and globally competitive.
The Trade Testing Board Sindh (TTBS) as a Qualification Awarding Body plays vital role when it comes to conducting traditional examination under National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) and assessment and awarding qualifications under National Vocational Qualification Framework (NVQF) for both formal and informal sectors and awarding qualifications through Sindh –II commonly known as S-II program.
Alhamdolillah, TTBS is progressing day by day with continuous efforts and hard work of my dynamic team. We stand committed to provide valid, reliable, flexible and fair assessment services up to entire satisfaction of the client.
I am privileged enough to be part of the organization known as Trade Testing Board Sindh (TTBS). Perhaps you may not familiar with it, but those who are affiliated with vocational training in Pakistan know it very well. The T T B Sindh was established in its existing premises @ VTI Campus, Al-Hydri, North Nazimabad, Karachi in the year 1994 under the National Ordinance No. IX of 1980 which was later amended in the year 2002 with the mandate to “register and license all establishments, organizations or institutions which are offering vocational training” and; “conduct trade tests and certify the skilled persons and trainers who may have received vocational training through a formal source or acquired the skill through experience or informal sector”.
Since my joining as secretary in May 2018, I pledged that I will try my level best, to apply transparent and skill demonstrative methodology of examination system acceptable to industry and other employers for job placement and for self-employment. I am glad to share that we are striving very hard to achieve cent percent success in our goal to make this board an exemplary board acceptable for all stakeholders.
The TTB has so far, since its inception, awarded vocational qualification to 183078 candidates against G-I, G-II, G-III under its traditional scheme of National Occupational Skills Standard (NOSS) along with short courses of different trades, CIT, DIT and for courses of BBSYD Program. In addition to it, the TTB is also accredited with National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) to conduct competency based assessment under National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) System.
When I talk about NVQ, the role of (NAVTTC) and Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) a Semi-Government Organization from Germany, is unforgettable because the way they have introduced reforms in vocational training and assessment system in TVET sector in Pakistan it has, certainly, created new vistas of high quality vocational training enabling candidates to compete globally.
In the end I would be glad to receive all kinds of suggestion / guidance for betterment and improvement of system of this board.