Sindh Skills Development Project

Competency Based Skill Development


The Sindh Skills Development Project (SSDP) supports the Sindh Government:

  • To introduce Competency Based Training (CBT) in selected STEVTA institutions.

  • To strengthen and expand its Skills Development programs.

  • To improving the quality of vocational trainings.

  • To produce high quality skilled workforce from the Government funded training institutions.

  • To provide better and decent employment opportunities to un-employed youth of the province.

  • To promote institutional reforms and innovations in the selected Training Institutions.

  • To develop new and improve the existing skills development programs.

  • To strengthen the overall management capacity of the Technical & Vocational Education and Training System in the Sindh Province.

Sindh Technical
Education & Vocational
Training Authority
  • Promote: Technical Education and Vocational Trainings (TEVT).

  • Improve: Teachings methodology & administration in TEVT institutes, infrastructure & equipments of TEVT institutes and employability for TEVT students.

  • Establish: Model institutions by upgrading existing institutions, centres of excellence and institute-industry linkages.

of Sindh

The province of Sindh has been designated after the river Sindh (Indus) which literally created it and has been also its sole means of sustenance. However, the importance of the river and close phonetical resemblance in nomenclature would make one consider Sindhu as the probable origin of the name of Sindh.

Later phonetical changes transformed Sindhu into Hindu in Pahlavi and into Hoddu in Hebrew. The Greeks (who conquered Sindh in 125 BC under the command of the Alexander the great) rendered it into Indos, hence modern Indus.

World Bank

Five Institutions, One Group
The World Bank Group consists of five organizations:

  • The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)

  • The International Development Association (IDA)

  • The International Finance Corporation (IFC)

  • The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

  • The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

Management &
Training Corporation

MTC is a leading workforce agency in United States of America with over 30 years of experience operating TEVT programs both in the U.S. and internationally. MTC has assisted STEVTA as consultant under Sindh Skills Development Poroject (SSDP) for development of competency packages by applying internationally recognized methodology to introduce 70 Competency Based Trainings (CBT) in Sindh. The assignment inculded:

  • Development of the competency packages/standards for 33 trades and their registraion with Sindh Trade Testing Board (STTB),

  • Prepared curricula compliant equipment machinery list for the selected courses,

  • Build the capacity of STETVA Instructors, Administrators, TEVT Managers and Career Counselling and Placement Officersto successfully impliment CBT in Sindh.

British Council

STEVTA signed a contract with British Council Pakistan on 31st August, 2015 for the development of a feasibility report on Sector Skills Councils – Hospitality Sector under SSDP project. Mr. Peter Upton, Mr. S. M. Makki, Mr. Robin Davies, Mr. Nazar Ali Syed, MS. Uzma Shaikh, Mr. Hammad Amjed Shaikh, Mr. Arsalan Rabbani and Ms. Laila Jamali were present on occasion.

To meet the objectives and to align training programmes as per emergent and future needs, STEVTA intends to establish Sector Skills Councils in Sindh. The British Council will be responsible for implementing the project in Sindh and provide technical expertise.

Mr. Peter Upton, County Director, British Council Pakistan and Mr. S.M. Makki, Managing Director, STEVTA jointly agreed on having more future collaborations on skills development related projects. Mr. Nazar Ali Syed, Project Director, SSDP, STEVTA highlighted that “this project will be a bench mark in Sindh Skills Development Sector and will bridge the gap between academia and industry.”