The government is planning on establishing National University of Technology and Skills Development with an investment worth Rs. 700 million in collaboration with Japan next year.
The five-course syllabus of University has already been approved by Higher Education Commission (HEC). The draft is pending for the approval of Ministry of Science and Technology currently.
The officials of Construction Technology Training Institute’s (CTTI) Islamabad and Japan Official Development Assistance (ODA) met on Thursday. Jamil Ahmed, Director of CTTI, said:
“The draft law for the establishment of the university would soon be tabled after approval,”
CTTI, formerly known as Construction Machinery Training Centre (CMTC), was first established in 1986 with the assistance of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). It started as the training center for construction machinery but later it started offering other courses too and so in 1992, it was named as Construction Technology Training Institute.
“It has also extended technical cooperation under which it has assisted with the modification of curriculum and textbook and with provision of latest equipment in order to match modern technology and requirement of the industrial sector,” he added.
Director claimed that the institute now offers training courses, vocational courses and diploma courses in mechanical, civil, automobile and diesel. CTTI follows government allocated quota for seats of provinces. He further added that the institute has a large number of machinery provided by Japan. Also, CTTI has produced a number of useful engineers who are currently working in various national and international firms.
The project is estimated to complete by September 2017.