December 2, 2013
Group photo of Japan departing personnel with JICA’s officials.
Islamabad, December 02, 2013: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) dispatched a 12 member group for "Vocational Education Course" to Japan. For this 18 days course, a sendoff ceremony was organized today in a local hotel at Islamabad.
Mr. Motoo Taki, the Senior Representative of JICA while speaking to the trainees said "I hope you will benefit from this experience and will return to Pakistan with a sense of commitment towards your government and people. I further hope that you will make lifelong friends during your visit to Japan". About the importance of training the youth, Mr. Taki added that "After this program you should have a better understanding of the system of government in Japan and hopefully this acquired knowledge will help broaden your vision for the future of Pakistan".
This Training Programme for Young Leaders of Pakistan is initiated by the Government of Japan under technical cooperation scheme for Pakistan. The course has been designed essentially for young vocational educational professionals of the provincial and federal government in Pakistan. It is expected to enhance and polish the capabilities of the participants in the field of vocational education through the Japanese experience; which is already established.
The Training Programme for Young Leaders was started by JICA in 1991 and till date around of 500 government officials of various ministries and departments of the Government of Pakistan have been sent to Japan for training in various fields of technical and management positions.