NAVTTC to verify and vocational certificates


The National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) has undertaken the verification and attestation of technical and vocational certificates of the skilled youth seeking employment abroad.
According to an official, the certificates to be attested/verified would be those issued by the boards of technical education (BTEs) and trade testing boards (TTBs). The NAVTTC headquarters has also set up verification centres at its regional offices in Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar to provide an easy access and service to youth.
To address the issue, a number of meetings were held at the NAVTTC headquarters, Islamabad. All stakeholders i.e. BTEs, TTBs, National Training Bureau (NTB) and Inter-Board Committee of Chairmen (IBCC) attended these meetings.
It was agreed by all stakeholders that NAVTTC, being the apex body mandated to address overall TVET sector of Pakistan, could undertake attestation/verification of the vocational training certificates issued by the aforesaid bodies.
It is pertinent to mention here that skilled workers desiring to go abroad for job are facing difficulty in getting the attestation/ verification of their certificates issued either by the boards of technical education or the vocational training institutes themselves. This is because the IBCC has expressed its inability to attest certificates issued which are either not equivalent to Matric certificate or no equivalence formula exist for them. In the absence of IBCC attestation, the certificates (and their attestation) are not being accepted by the foreign missions in Islamabad even if the attestation is done by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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