Message from Chairman PVTC
According to the latest statistics, 30 million youth between the ages of 15-29
years form 30% of the Punjab population, out of which 15 million youth is
unemployed and Government alone cannot resolve this problem. We believe that
public private partnership is the only solution, with a clear vision and a
roadmap to eradicate unemployment and poverty from our society.
has incorporated social entrepreneurship and service learning in the curriculum
of all its Vocational Training Institutes. PVTC has become the first
organization in the country which has launched social entrepreneurship and
service learning course for transforming disadvantaged youth from victims to
social entrepreneurs. PVTC has accomplished this milestone with the support of
Youth Engagement Services (YES) Network Pakistan. YES Network Pakistan is a
national leader in the field of service learning and youth social
entrepreneurship in Pakistan.
youth social entrepreneurship course is designed not only to engage students in
solving social problems of their communities in an organized manner, but also
for helping them to build a better future for themselves. Young people will be
learning to take control of their lives at an early age. And instead of
repeating history, they will make their own history by paving new paths in their
circle of life, leaving behind doubt and the fact that ending up in a well-paid
job is the only way forward in life: they will actually CREATE jobs and become
the boss of their life.
duration of social entrepreneurship and service learning course is fifty hours.
This includes 10 hours of actual class work to assist participants to get
familiarized with the concept of youth social entrepreneurship and the process
of development of a social enterprise plan and 40 hours of field work to serve
the society. The mark allocation of the course is based on the attendance (10%),
unscheduled quizzes (10%), field work (50%) and presentation of field work by
the participants (30%). All the students of the PVTC are now being engaged in
designing and implementing innovative community-based service learning project
to make a difference in the lives of other.
core objective of this partnership is to provide an opportunity to the
principals, teachers and students of PVTC to acquire knowledge, skills and
information to plan, implement and evaluate Youth Social Entrepreneurship
Projects. The students of VTIs through this program will get an opportunity to
work in the field in order to gain practical experience including report
writing. The graduates of PVTC will have an opportunity to get introduced and
implement a social entrepreneurship program which is being implemented for the
first time in Pakistan at such a large scale.
will facilitate its students to gain a recognized qualification in social
entrepreneurship to establish their own social enterprise to serve and earn at
the same time and will also help them for their permanent rehabilitation.
thankful to the management of YES network Pakistan for providing a great
opportunity for the students of PVTC to become a social Entrepreneur. I am
hopeful that collaboration between PVTC and YES network Pakistan will go a long
way in our common endeavor of poverty alleviation.
Faisal Ijaz Khan
Punjab Vocational Training Council
of the Punjab