Gwadar’s new era of skilled manpower: 11 trainees start on-site training session
GWADAR, Sep.1(Gwadar Pro) - In Gwadar, a new generation of skilled and professional workers is poised to emerge as China Overseas Port Holding Company (COPHC), sole operator of the Gwadar Port, inducted and begun hands-on training to 11 local trainees studying in Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute Gwadar.
The on-site 7-day training is a compulsory requirement of a 6 months vocational course, after finishing theoretical classes at China-Pakistan Vocational Training Institute Gwadar. 11 trainees include Muhammad Musa, Kashif, Nazeer, Jaleel, Noman, Siraj, Amanullah, Muhammad, Muhammad Usman, Saad and Yasir Ali.
During the practical training, they will learn how to operate cranes in the course of handling big and small size containers while loading and offloading at channels of Gwadar port.
COPHC instructor Salman Rasheed told Gwadar Pro that this is a watershed moment for Gwadar people. With Chinese support, local youth are not only enrolled in Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute Gwadar but also, they are going to learn prolific and practical knowledge directly in the supervision of COPHC. “Once the students stand qualified, they will get their due employment on handsome salaries not only in COPHC, but also in other ports of Pakistan, even in the international market,” he added. The initiative has given a new hope to those, he said, who were helpless due to lack of education and technical skills. “We will brief them RTG, SPS, Portal crane, Forklifting, empty-handling techniques during their 7-days on-site training,” he added.
Pak-China and Vocational Institute Gwadar have started technical courses in collaboration with NAVTTC, under the Prime Minister’s Youth Skills Development program. Pak-China Technical and Vocational Institute Gwadar Principal wrote a letter to COPHS on August 30 asking for
11 students training as overhead crane operators for 7 days.