GIZ Project



The project is broken down into four distinct areas of activities

  • Improving TVET governance The first is looking to improve the way the TVET system works by establishing clear roles and mandates for all concerned; developing plans to implement the National Skills Strategy, monitoring the TVET system and accrediting the institutions.
  • Introducing a National Qualifications Framework and Human Resources Development The project will also develop a National Qualifications Framework for the TVET sector including upgrade of Standards, Curricula, and assessment for 60 curricula including a system to allow for recognition of prior training. The TVET teachers training skills will also be upgraded and pre-service teacher training introduced.
  • Introducing more innovative training and information about the labour market This third series of activities will engage directly at regional level to improve the level of information available about the labour markets, establish vocational counselling and job placements services, and create a ‘Fund for Innovative Training’ (FIT) to finance innovative demonstration projects as well as establishing Learning Regions, which are approaches to promoting small scale farming.
  • Improving the capacity of the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authorities (TEVTAs) Finally, the programme will also work to increase the capacity of the TEVTAs‘ managers and create greater models of public private partnerships for the TEVTAs and their TVET Institutes.

Expected Results

  • 100,000 people trained in short and medium-term training courses
  • Teaching skills of 10,000 TVET teachers improved
  • 1,000 TVET institutions accredited
  • 60 competency standards, curricula and their respective assessment packages developed
  • Training programmes implemented in 30 TVET institutions, 10,000 graduates
  • 2 Learning Regions established
  • 200 vocational counselling and placement centres established
  • Employers more satisfied with the skills of graduates
  • Reputation of TVET among employers, young people and parents improved
  • TVET system being monitored to assess impact

Main Activities

  • Implement Skills Development Plans in all regions
  • Develop the National Skills Strategy national plan
  • Implement 4 Baseline studies
  • Prepare TVET institutes for accreditation
  • Organise in-service training of 10,000 TVET teachers
  • Approve National Vocational Qualification Framework
  • Develop 60 competency based curricula
  • Launch Fund for Innovative Training
  • Implement trainings in Learning Regions
  • Set up National Skill Information System (NSIS)
  • Establish Job Placement and Vocational Counselling Centres


TVET Reform Support Programme at a alance

Estimated Budget

EUR 42.400 million, of which EUR 25.400 million provided by EU, EUR 15 million by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and EUR 2 million by the Federal Republic of Germany.

Additional Information

5 Years (2011-2016)

Implementing Agency
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

National Vocational & Technical Training Commission
Technical Education & Vocational Training Authorities (Provinces/Regions)
Employers-led private organizations including chambers, trade associations

Geographical Spread
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)
Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA)
Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK)
Gilgit Baltistan (GB)

Case Studies

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