Engro Foods participates in GIZ Job Fair and Skills Show 2019
Engro Foods Limited participated in a Job Fair and Skills Show 2019 which was conducted by National Vocational and Technical Training Commission (NAVTTC) in collaboration with two organizations, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a German International development agency and the Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA). The event was well attended and took place at Pearl Continental Hotel in Karachi. Amongst participants were vocational training providers and employers from different industries.
Engro Foods Limited and GIZ have worked together on multiple sustainable Development programs previously and this event was a continuation of the EFL Dairy Development Program (DDP) which was recently recognized by the European Union. The DDP project was one of the many initiatives taken by Engro Foods Limited at enhancing the skills of Pakistani farmers in the dairy industry by providing specialized trainings and equipping them with the right tools and farming knowledge. Through this venture, 1,260 people received training to become dairy farm supervisors using the National Vocational Certification curriculum for Dairy Farm Supervisors – 448 of them were women. These trained men and women are working in the dairy sector to increase the productivity of the small dairy farmer which is also helping in increasing Pakistani income.
Dignitaries who were present at the event included Federal Minister of Education, Mr Shafqat Mehmood and European Union ambassador to Pakistan, Jean François Cautain. Mr Shafqat Mehmood visited the stall of Engro Foundation and Engro Foods, interacted with the beneficiaries and handed over training completion certificates to some of the trainees. EFL representative, Ramzan Ghureo along with his team were also in attendance to see through the smooth running of the event.
The core purpose of partaking in this event was to highlight that 80% of the 1,260 trained workforce have been employed and 20% have started their own micro-businesses in dairy farming. Not just that but the continuous efforts made by EFL towards better farming practices, training farm supervisors and improving the dairy sector of Pakistan overall were also highlighted as well as appreciated by all at the gathering.