:: Who are we? ::
Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) is an autonomous
corporate body established by the Punjab Government through the PVTC Act of
1998. Its mission is to alleviate poverty through Muslim charity (Zakat)
and private sector participation by imparting demand driven skill training and
enhancing employability for disadvantaged youth.
Establishment of PVTC came through the realization that the less privileged
sections of the society eligible for Zakat should be so empowered economically
that they are able to sustain themselves and their families and engage in
dignified economic activity. One of the better ways to use Zakat was to provide
technical and vocational skills to the youth including girls and boys with
certain minimum academic qualifications. This idea of economic empowerment would
generate a multiplier effect in terms of economic activity and provide dignified
monthly income to them and their families so that they come out of the
eligibility of Zakat bracket.
Imparting of skill training in market relevant trades would obviously bring much
higher rate of return than general education. With the establishment of PVTC,
training the young girls and boys into professionally equipped and trained
craftsmen has brought quantifiable dividends in the lives of these people.