Vocational and Technical Training (V&TT) Department was initially established under Welfare Divison (Education) as VTC Sec in 1975. First VTC was raised at Jhelum TTC Department was raised as Education and Tech Project (E&TP) Department in 1981. First TTC was raised at Rawalpindi. The VTC Section was renamed as Trg Deptt in 1999 and E&TP Deptt was also merged in it. Later the Deptt was redesigned as V&TT Deptt in 2004.
Uptill now Fauji Foundation has established a network of 66 x VTCs (Female) and 10 x TTCs (Male) all over Pakistan offering variety of courses. Initially the concentration was in North Punjab, however the centres were later established in other areas on need basis,
A total of 35 FITs (Vocational) are located throughout Pakistan in Punjab, KPK, Sind, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan imparting vocational skills to the wives and daughters of ex-servicemen and Shuhada of Pakistan Armed Forces.
Approximatelty, 2,500 males and 4,000 females under go training annually in Basic Courses
Pakistan has a population of 200 million and a prolific fashion and textile industry. There is a great potential for employment in this industry. Pakistan has a lot of talent that has not been harnessed.
FF has been serving the people of Pakistan since 1967. 66 VTCs were running an outreach program all over the country. As a lot of these centers had managed to train the required number of trainees. A need was felt to modernize and revisit the previous policy of FF.
FF has developed centers of excellence in the following locations;
Abbottabad , Attock , Bahawalpur , Bhimber , Chakwal , Faisalabad , Fateh Jang , Gilgit , Gujrat , Haripur , Hunza , Jhelum , Kahuta , Kallar Kahar , Karachi , Kharian , Kohat , Kotli , Lahore , Matore , Mianwali , Multan , Muzaffarabad , Nowshera (KPK) , Okara , Peshawar , Pindi Gheb , Rawalakot , Rawalpindi , Sanghar , Sargodha , Sialkot , Skardu , Sohawa , Swabi , Talagang
The following courses are being offered by FF;
1: Garment technology & Fashion/Textile Design (10 months) FF certified
2: Garment technology & Fashion Design (5 months) FF certified
3: Garment technology & Textile Design (5 months) FF certified
4: Advanced Dress Designing & Making (1 year) TEVTA
5: Dress designing & making (3 years) Tevta
6: Beauty Therapy Level 1 (6 months) Navttc
7: Beauty Therapy Level 2 (6 months) Navttc
8: Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/ CAM) Navttc
9: Fashion Designing Technology Navttc
10: Graphic Designing Navttc
Course Description Garment technology & Fashion/Textile Design (10 months) FF certified This is a course designed keeping the requirements of the local fashion and textile industry in mind. It gives the trainee a useful training of the fashion design process. Students are taught to take inspiration from a theme, design a research board, mood board, develop fashion croquis, themed fashion collections and develop patterns for them. Students also learn to create textile prints using graphics and manual methods. They also create hand embroidered motifs and learn different embroidery techniques. By the end of the course the student is able to create a flat pattern of a dress and stitch it using quality stitching methods. This course can also be split into two parts. The first part deals with fashion, tailoring and patternmaking. the 2nd part is more advanced and deals with fashion details, computer aided design development, textile design etc.
Advanced Dress Designing & Making (1 year) TEVTA
This course is designed by Tevta . It’s a course that prepares the student for working in the garment and textile industry. the student learns pattern making, sewing, embroidery techniques etc. Dress designing & making (3 years) Tevta This program is of three years’ duration and is equivalent to FA. FF has added additional modules to this course to prepare the students for entry into the fashion field. The student will be fully trained for the fashion industry by the end of the course. (Currently only running in Rawalpindi and Lahore FITs.
Beauty Therapy Level 1 (6 months) & Beauty Therapy Level 2 (6 months) Navttc
This course is a course fully preparing the trainee for working and running a beauty salon. It has two options, beginner level and advanced. Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/ CAM) CAD/CAM will prepare the student to design and manufacture prototypes, finished products and production runs. Fashion Designing Technology Navttc This program focuses on Fashion designing specifically and it familiarizes the student with the Fashion design process. Graphic Designing Navttc Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and reports.
Pakistan’s growing population has resulted in a “youth bulge” with 64 percent of the population under the age of 30, and 29 percent between the ages of 15-29 years. Current economic growth rates are insufficient for the economy to absorb the one million youth entrants into the workforce each year. This has resulted increased in youth unemployment rate. Hospitality & Tourism sector in Pakistan is flourishing and offers tremendous scope for employment to youth. The growing economic activities in Pakistan, particularly in relation to the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor along with the thrive in domestic & international tourist flow across the Pakistan due to improved law and order situation has offered more prospects for employment and other economic opportunities.
Realizing the urgent need of workforce development in demand driven trades, the Fauji Foundation has envisioned to establish a state-of-the-art institutes to offer modern skills imperative to fulfill the growing demand of Hospitality & Tourism sector and ultimately helping youth transitioning into labor market, avail economic opportunities and improve their livelihoods.