Human Resource Development now has become a complex issue and it can no longer be the responsibility for the single stakeholder either in public or a private sector. There is a need to develop a new strategic public and private partnership to mobilize all available resources in public and private sectors for making the training system more efficient and demand-driven.
In Pakistan Skill Development Councils have been established by the Ministry of Labour Manpower and Overseas Pakistanis, Government of Pakistan under National Training Ordinance 1980 on the initiative of World Bank, ILO and Employers Federation of Pakistan. The objectives are to make Technical, Vocational Education and Training System demand driven, flexible and cost-effective through participation of the employers.
SDC Peshawar was established in December 1998 as employers-led autonomous tripartite model of public and private partnership in technical education and vocational training. Since then it is playing a vital role in establishing links between business organizations and training providers. SDC is also striving hard to develop training culture amongst the masses by educating them about the importance of TEVT and providing them employable skills.
The Skill Development Council Peshawar since its inception in December 1998 has been able to arrange training and re-training of more than 52194 youth as well as already employed people in various employable skills. In addition series of workshops/seminars on promotion of Technical & Vocational Training, Information Technology, Technical Education, management and other related subjects were also organized with the support of International Labour Organization, Employers’ Federation of Pakistan and other donors.