Since its inception, NAVTTC has taken several interventions for reforming TVET sector in Pakistan. As a first step, it evolved a National Skills Strategy in consultation with all the stakeholders including industrialists, chambers of commerce, employers, academia, policy makers and international development partners. The NSS provides a comprehensive action plan for revamping of TVET in the country. Several actions have already been taken on the recommendations contained in the NSS, which includes development of National Vocational Qualification Framework (NVQF), national qualifications system for teachers, code of conduct, accreditation system, HRD policy for TVET, skill standards, and curricula in priority areas.

Under the Act, NAVTTC is responsible for setting-up of national occupational skills standards, development of curriculum, national qualification framework, labour market information analysis, training of trainers, public private partnership, setting-up of institutional standards for TVET providers, and establishing and promoting linkages among various stakeholders at the national as well as international level. To summarize, NAVTTC is mandated to perform the following functions:

  • National Policies, Strategies, and Regulation
  • National Qualification Framework (NQF)
  • Designing & Implementing Skill Training Programmes to bridge the demand-supply gap
  • Accreditation, Certification, Skill Standards & Curricula
  • Performance Evaluation System
  • TVET Development through Public-Private Partnership
  • Labor Market Information System