Skilled Women’s Self-employability and TVET Programs in Balochistan: An Empirical Study

One of the ways that the government of Pakistan can use to enhance the employability skills of its women nationals is by promoting and enhancing them to pursue technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Whereas, studies have shown that females are underrepresented in TVET. Thus the purpose of this study is to analyse the role of TVET institute’s role in promoting women’s hands on skills. TVET programs have been emerging in recent years across the world. Such program have been considered effective in providing noble skills to women so that they can compete in the rapidly fluctuating labour market. TVET is a hands-on product based form of training that seeks to expose people to the real world of work and its inherent processes. It plays crucial role in empowering women and make them well-skilled in a specific area of work. This project analyse the role of TVET institutes and examines skilled women self-employability in Quetta, Balochistan. The study will identify relevant TVET skills development in the context of job creation for unemployed women. This study will examine the perception of skilled women self-employability regarding promoting their chances of job creation with the ultimate goal of improving their socio living conditions and overall development. Thus, benefiting from human capital theory and the emerging theory of entrepreneurial bricolage, more particular, it exposes the hidden struggles and triamphs of selected female entrepreneurs from poor countries to bridge the gap between entrepreneurship theory and practice. It strives to assist politicians, educators, society and family with guidance in building a conducive environment for the development of women entrepreneurial skills. The project uses qualitative research methods conducting semi-structured interviews with the graduated women and using convenience sampling for the selection of interviews. Furthermore, the study will follow qualitative methods including focused group discussion with the female students enrolled in TVET institutes of Quetta, Balochistan. Moreover, the results of this study will provide useful insights to politicians, educators, society and families wth guidance in building a conducive environment for the development of women’s entrepreneurial skills.

Nagina Gul
Assistant Professor
Department of Public Administration Faculty of Management Sciences, BUITEMS Quetta.
06 months
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