Daharki, September 19, 2011: Guided by the principle that a nation’s greatest resource is the potential of its people, The Pakistan Chemical & Energy Sector Skills Development Company (PCESSDC) has reinforced this belief through the commencement of classes today at its Technical Training College (TTC), Daharki’s first diploma-awarding institution.
The Pakistan Chemical & Energy Sector Skills Development Company (PCESSDC) has taken the lead in developing the TTC, with the support of several other corporations, in order to make the institution sustainable in the long run. TTC’s board members include, Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), Engro Foundation, Mari Gas Company Limited and SMEDA while donors include ENI, Saipe’m and Descon. STEVTA has also approved their funding to strengthen the institution with a vocational training Wing.
Daharki is a vital energy and industrial center but has lacked an institution which could cater for training the local community before they enter the industry. With a vision to enhance the skill asset of the locals the PCESSDC has set up Pakistan’s first TTC in Daharki which offers 3-year diplomas to young people in chemical and mechanical skills. This initiative is one of the best examples of public – private partnership in which the industry and government have come together to develop not just the industry but the potential and talents of the locals.
Speaking about the College Brigadier ® Raja Muhammad Ali SI (M), CEO, PCESSDC, said “The TTC will be beneficial to the local population at various levels. The greatest advantage is that it is a local institution with a dedicated and learned faculty, it is Industry driven and will also be affiliated with CITY & GUILD of UK. The institute has state of the art facilities which complement the syllabi of Sind Board of Technical Education thus allowing the students to develop their skill base accordingly. All of this in turn will increase prosperity in the region raising the living standard of the locals.”
The admission process began in August and was very transparent and similar to that of other reputable Professional educational institutions in the country. All students who had achieved minimum ‘B’ grade in the Matriculation exam were eligible to appear in the entrance test. In coming years Electrical, Instrumentation, Computers and Electronic technologies will be added.