ISLAMABAD - ISLAMABAD (INP): As many as 50 female students have received 15-day free of cost hands-on training after completing their six-month courses at the Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute, Gwadar.

The course is part of China’s efforts for women empowerment, offering them an excellent chance to become an integral component of the “high-tech man force” direly needed for Gwadar free zones as well as national and internationally competitive markets. 

According to Gwadar Pro, these female trainees received on-site skilled and professional training in five trades including Cargo Handling, Office Management, Chinese Language, Crane Operation and Financial Accounting.

They belonged to the first batch of 6-month course conducted by PCT & VI in collaboration with National Vocational and Technical Commission (NAVTAC) of Pakistan under Prime Minister’s Youth Skills Development Programme.

PCT & VI Principal Muhammad Hanif told Gwadar Pro that all female students of impoverished local communities of Gwadar seem to be naturally talented. 

They needed an opportunity to show their mettle and once chance came, they seized it and capitalized in professional way. Among them few are likely to get job letters from banks and companies working in Gwadar Port, he disclosed.

These trainees are supposed to be technically and professionally trained and prepared for Gwadar Free Zones, he said, because companies in the Zone will direly seek such kind of skilled and qualified force.

The development has unleashed employment for Gwadar youth especially females in the business activities. 

Later, students will learn practical experience as an internee in courses’ related industry in China, he added.