National University of Technology (NUTECH), Islamabad has recently achieved an important milestone by organizing a certificate award ceremony for the successful students of the first batch of courses run during the pilot project of Army Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Regime (ATR). Inspector General Training and Evaluation, Lieutenant General Syed Muhammad Adnan, HI (M) graced the occasion as the chief guest and awarded technical and vocational certificates to the successful students of various Army institutions. This event marked the culmination stage of different stages of Phase 1 of ATR.
The event was attended by students of Army institutions, their training officers and commandants, directors and Director Generals from General Headquarters and high officials from National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC). The guests were welcomed by Rector NUTECH, Lieutenant General Moazzam Ijaz (R), HI (M). The audience was briefed about various facets of ATR, the progress made so far and future activities related to this program.
Soldiers of Pakistan Army are highly trained and also possess good technical and vocational skills learned during various stages of their service. ATR has been devised as per vision of COAS, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, and is now in the execution phase. The purpose of ATR is to improve technical and vocational skills as per national and international standards so that soldiers can contribute during their service. Internationally recognized certificates help retired soldiers secure re-employment or become effective entrepreneurs. Certification through ATR will provide skilled manpower to the local and international industry and also contribute to the national economy and well-being of ex-soldiers’ families.
Inspector General Training and Evaluation, Lieutenant General Syed Muhammad Adnan, HI (M) appreciated the efforts put in by NUTECH in the execution of ATR and well-coordinated, wholehearted cooperation by all the stakeholders including NAVTTC, branches and directorates of General Headquarters and training institutions and expressed his best wishes for the future endeavors.
The first batch of courses included in ATR has completed its training and successful students have been awarded certificates. ATR will be fully implemented in the entire Army in phases by the end of year 2024.
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