3rd TVET Winter Camp Commences

Third Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Winter Camp themed “One Skill by One Youth is Zero Dependence (1+1=0)” began today with the Hon’ble Secretary, Sonam Wangchuk gracing the opening ceremony at the Jigme Wangchuck Power Training Institute (JWPTI)-Dekiling, Sarpang.

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117 (43 Female & 74 male) students who appeared Class X examination in 2016 from 39 schools of six central (Thimphu, Paro, Haa, Wangdue, Punakha & Gasa) and two southern (Samtse & Chukha) dzongkhags are participating in the camp.

The objectives of the camp are to improve the societal image of TVET and create awareness among the school students of TVET as a viable career path and also to keep students gainfully engaged during the winter vacation. The participants will be given hands on skills experiences in the following trades:

  • Carpentry
  • Electrical House Wiring
  • Masonry
  • Plumbing
  • Welding
  • Automobile
  • Shagzo (Wood turning)
  • Jimzo (Sculpture)
  • Painting
  • Trezo (Gold and Silver Smith)

They will also be provided with an information on available skills programmes in Technical Training Institutes (TTIs) and Institute of Zorig Chusum (IZCs), employment opportunities, Labour laws & regulations, the Bhutan Vocational Qualifications Framework & lifelong learning and visit to various sites in Gelephu for real work exposure.

The first TVET Winter Camp was initiated in 2015 by the Department of Human Resources, MoLHR at Technical Training Institute-Rangjung.