The project aims to improve the quality and access to market relevant skills, through technical training programs in priority sectors in Punjab, including the engineering, textiles, construction and food industries.
In support of Punjab’s Growth Strategy 2018, the project focuses on the training and skilling the youth in the province.
Policy reform for technical education in the province is targeted by supporting the establishment of a single regulation agency. The project is strengthening existing technical training institutes by restructuring their operations. Increased autonomy and effectiveness is tackled through budget reallocation for priority courses and sectors, which ensure the availability of market relevant courses. These institutes are now also focused on improved job placement and tracking while developing labor market information management and systems.