Free livestock skills development courses
In Pakistan, the National Vocational & Technical
Education Commission (NAVTEC) will be launching 21 free livestock courses in the
The courses, provided in collaboration with agricultural universities in
Pakistan, are aimed at providing skilled manpower to Pakistan's growing economy
and for meeting the demand for such trained manpower overseas. They will be
available to unemployed matriculate youth.
The courses include poultry farm management, poultry disease protection,
animal nutrition, quail farming, game bird production, animal restraint -
crating & transportation, ostrich and turkey production, and meat production
Chairman NAVTEC, Altaf Saleem, said that the agriculture sector has huge
potential for growth and the proposed courses will help the candidates to get
jobs or start their own businesses.
He said the emphasis of these courses will be on market related skills
leading to employability. Enhancing the vocational skills of unemployed youth
will raise the income of the poor families and help alleviate poverty, he
The agriculture sector contributes 23% of the GDP and employs 44.8% of the
labour force in Pakistan.
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