OVERSEAS PAKISTANIS FOUNDATION

Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development Government Of Pakistan

Vocational Training

As per Memorandum and Article of Association, OPF was “to establish, maintain or aid vocational training institutions for providing training in such trades as are in demand overseas”. Accordingly, OPF established Training Division in 1980. Since its inception, OPF Training Division have trained 60,000 persons in various training centers of OPF as well as through public/private partnership in various trades such as Earth Moving / Construction Machinery, Electrician, Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning, Tracer, Civil Draftsman, Quantity Surveyor, Electronics / TV Mechanic, Carpenter, Mason, Plumber, Welder / steel Fixer trades and IT skills. However, OPF Vocational Training Program was discontinued on the advice of BOG in its 102nd meeting held on 16-10-2006. Accordingly, all Vocational Training Centers (VTCs) were closed.

 

PERIOD OF OPERATION NAME OF OPF TRAINING INSTITUTION / OTHER TRAINING INSTITUTE NAME OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM NUMBER OF TRAINEES TRAINED
1980-2000 OPF Polytrade Schools (PTSs), Karachi, Islamabad, Swat, Peshawar, Mirpur, Kotli (AJK) and Chakwal. OPF Regular Vocational Training Program, Prime Minister’s Special Training Program. 57,000
1994-1996 Vocational Training School Projects: Khangarh, Layyah, Hafizabad, Dherki, Rattodero, Gawadar and Faqirwali.    
2001-2006 OPF Polytrade Schools (PTSs) Peshawar, Swat and IT Centre Quetta. Revamped OPF Vocational Training Program. 2000
2003 National University of Modern languages (NUML), Islamabad. Pakistan Institutes of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad. Capacity Building Program for Trained Nurses. 179
February,2005 - April,2005 Construction Machinery Training Institute (CMTI) Rawalpindi. Training for Earth Moving Machinery Operator. 60
July,2013 till to date OPF Vocational Training Centre, Peshawar Direct Training Program, Collaborative Training Program with NAVTCC, FDA and TUSDEC. 487
Grand Total 59,726