Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar, the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the National Skills University (NSU) in Islamabad, has been selected as one of the top 150 Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) leaders from around the world to participate in the UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Leadership Program 2022.
This program, run by UNESCO, aims to build the capacity of TVET leaders and professionals and support them in becoming successful agents of change within their institutions and beyond. The potential success of these change processes largely depends on the ability of TVET leaders to convert policy into practice.
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According to a letter from the UNESCO-UNEVOC office, this year’s program focuses on rethinking TVET systems and programs to anticipate demand, adapt, and take action for a just and green transition. The idea of greening TVET has gained significant momentum in recent years due to concerns about climate change.
As part of the program, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar and the other 150 leaders will receive training and guidance to evaluate and assess TVET markets and propose necessary changes in their respective countries. They will also be part of an integrated network that will support the practical use of TVET, including practices adopted in different settings around the world.
In the coming days, this group will work on developing action plans for promoting greening in job markets and institutions, including national programs, in an effort to mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mukhtar has received numerous national and international awards for his work in education. Overall, the UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Leadership Program is an important opportunity for TVET leaders from around the world to collaborate and drive positive change in their respective fields.