As many as 300 students from various parts of Sindh completed their technical training in multiple disciplines at Applied Technologies Institutes (ATIN) Khairpur.
Established in 2006 with a view to contribute to government’s efforts of promoting skilled human resource capital, the ATINs under National Logistics Cell offer marketable technical and vocational courses to students.
ATIN campuses at Mandra and Dina offers facilities to students from Northern Punjab and Kashmir, ATIN Amangrah in Nowshera caters to students from KPK and FATA, ATIN at Khairpur Mir was established in 2017 to facilitate the youth in Sindh to fill the vacuum created by lack of vocational training centres in the region. Similarly, to impart technical training to the youth of Gilgit Baltistan, an ATIN has been set up at Gilgit with the assistance of the local government.
ATINs have enhanced their capacity of training to 4700 students with lodging and boarding facilities for over 2500 students. More than 50,000 students have been trained in these institutions serving with leading organizations in Pakistan and overseas.
A ceremony was organized to award certificates to students on the successful completion of their training from ATIN Khairpur. Miss Hina Dastagir, Consultant to Chief Minister Sindh and Chairperson Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Human Resource & Research Development Board (BBSHRRDB), was the chief guest at the occasion. The ceremony was attended by Director ATINs Col (Retired) Tasaddaq Rasheed, Deputy Director Khairpur Special Economic Zone Niaz Ali Janwri, Prof. Dr. Faiz from Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, District Monitoring Coordinator BBSHRRDB Nawaz Phulpoto, and other notable personalities.
The students completed training courses in auto mechanic, auto electrician, plumbing, welding (Arc & Gas), building electrician, HTV driving and heavy construction machinery operator courses.
Addressing the occasion, Miss Hina Dastagir appreciated the role of NLC in imparting quality training to the students of Sindh at ATIN Khairpur. She said the skill development programme will enable the youth to earn respectable livelihood and contribute to the development of the province. She informed that more students will be given training opportunities at the institute in the future.
Col (Retired) Tasaddaq Rashid highlighted the role of the institute in the skill development of youth in Sindh. He said the relevance of skills vis-à-vis market demand is the primary focus of the institute. NLC will help qualified students in job placement as well, he added. He also announced the initiation of a special course regarding date processing and packaging for women of the area which will not only help them getting respectable jobs but also add value to the local produce.