About Us

The Skill Development Council (SDC) Karachi has been constituted by the Government of Pakistan under National Training Ordinance – 1980 amended Ordinance – 2002 on the initiative of World Bank, ILO and Employers’ Federation of Pakistan, to make the Technical & Vocational Training Programs flexible, demand driven and cost effective with the maximum participation of employers. It is basically an employer led autonomous organization functioning under National Training Board on the methodology of public & private partnership. The Council is comprised of 10 members with following composition.

  • Employers’ Representatives including Chairman
  • 04
  • 40%
  • Employees’ Representative
  • 01
  • 10%
  • Government Representatives from National Training Board, Provincial Training Board
  • 05
  • 50%


VISION

Recognition of SDC as a symbol of Quality Technical Vocational and IT Training by all individuals & enterprises.

MISSION

Develop a flexible and responsive Technical Vocational Training System to prepare competent and trained workforce capable to respond to the fast changing needs of the 21st century and to contribute in the Economic Development of Pakistan.

The Skill Development Council Karachi from its inception (1995) has been very successful in catering to the needs of Human Capital Development by arranging need based training programmes and organizing workshops / seminars on promotion of Technical Vocational Education & Training, Entrepreneurship and Employment Generation, Women Training and Empowerment, Enterprise Development and other related issues.

FUNCTIONS

  • Provide productive link between industry and training providers for enhancing efficiency, effectiveness and responsive of training.
  • Identify, analyze and prioritize training needs of the geographical areas.
  • Meet training needs by arranging training, re-training and skill upgrading programmes for educated youth and already employed.
  • Develop, validate and determine training standards and curriculum content based on employment and industry need analysis to ensure qualitative and relevant / need based training.
  • Develop and implement special training programmes for women, children of industrial workers to prepare them for gainful employment or some other income generating activities.
  • Plan, develop and implement any other programmes and activity to promote TVET for the benefit of individual and industry.
  • Support the informal sector i.e. Ustad-Shagird System by providing them opportunities of specific training and trade testing.

WORKING MECHANISM

SDCs design and develop training courses in accordance with emerging needs with the involvement of experts from relevant industry. SDC does not have its own training institutes but collaborates and works in partnership with industry, training institutes / colleges and other organizations to arrange training which is:

    • Relevant to the Needs of Local Industry / Employment Market.
    • Flexible to Respond to Change.
    • Recognized for Employment Nationally and Internationally

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Identification and prioritization of training needs.
  • Design & develop training courses with the involvement of experts from relevant industries and training institutes.
  • Identification and selection of training providers in the public & private sector.
  • Advertising / publicizing training programmes with the support of training providers.
  • Arrange training at reputable training institutions having requisite training infrastructure including qualified and experienced faculty.
  • Monitor & Evaluate the training through physical visit and other means to ensure quality of training.
  • Arrange and conduct final Trade Testing & Certification for successful trainees.
  • Provide assistance in arranging internship and employment after training.
  • Arrange skill upgrading, professional development and customized courses.
  • Provide assistance to organization to develop and implement in-plant training programmes to address the skill deficiencies of employees.
  • Organize seminars, workshops and other programmes to promote training and employment.

The Skill Development Council Karachi from its inception (1995) has been very successful in catering to the needs of Human Capital Development by arranging need based training programmes and organizing workshops / seminars on promotion of Technical Vocational Education & Training, Entrepreneurship and Employment Generation, Women Training and Empowerment, Enterprise Development and other related issues.

The participation & cooperation of Employers in its training activities in the main strength of the Council that has made it most successful and sustainable model of public and private partnership in Technical Vocational Education and Training.

Contact Details

Address

A-198, Block-13 C,
(Behind Jofa Towers),
Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Off: University Road, Karachi

Phone

Phone: 34803055 – 34803058
Fax: 34982678

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