Training institutes/ organizations that have a vision to provide vocational education/skill development training under the Board must ensure quality, credibility and sustenance, to become eligible to submit their proposals. This includes, but not limited to the following:
Affiliation of Training Institute- A training institute must be accredited/affiliated with a certificate awarding body of the public sector to be able to award certificate to the qualified trainees. It increases the value of a trainee in the market.
Infrastructure-Training Institute’s infrastructure, including classroom and workshops/laboratories, needed to conduct training in an offered trade, must be in conformity with the requirements of the approved/accredited curriculum.
Proximity to Public Transport-The training institute must be located near the bus stop or it has easy access to transport. It will facilitate a trainee to reach training institute without any difficulty. It will also ensure attendance of the trainee during the training session.
Relevant Experience and Past Performance-The fundamental parameter for the selection of training institute is the quality experience in a offered trade. The past performance not only reflects training institutes’ ability to deliver better outcomes but also helps ensure to filter out training institutes that do not perform, and it is especially important in high risk, complex acquisitions.
Training Manual and Curriculum- The training institute is required to make the training manual and curriculum available to all the trainees. The training manual/curriculum should comply with the certificate awarding body’s standards.
Tutors Potential This is one of the significant parameters that requires that the trainers are trained and certified as per the requirements laid down by the certification entity.
Placement Cell The training institute/organization needs to ensure that necessary employment/ placement-related facilitation is provided to the trainees by deputing placement personnel at the institute, who are linked with industry and keep themselves abreast with the developments in industry.
Self-Employment Facilitation This requires ToT in know about business/self-employment, wherein at least one trainer should be certified in entrepreneurship by ILO or any other accredited entity
Categorization and Grading of Training Institutes It is a mechanism by which an institute (formal, non-formal and educational) is selected to impart the skill development training. It provides a benchmark based on pre-defined parameters for comparison amongst various institutes and trades offered.
Training institutes have been classified into specific categories, elaborated below. The method of selection of each training institute involves certain parameters within each category forming a grading metrics. The total score for each category is 100.
Category A: Formal technical and vocational training institutes (administered by federal, provincial and private agencies) or large public-sector organizations having requisite infrastructure in Sindh, that specifically imparts education and training to prepare individual for the world of work
Category B: Industries having their own Units and own captive Manpower requirements. Such industries should be involved in any of the industry sectors that have most employment opportunities
Category C: Professional and Educational Institution under government or private administration having the required infrastructure to undertake the skill development training programme. Such institutions should have the approval of the competent authority for running the existing professional/ educational courses in their respective fields. Separate wings/sections or departments are not allowed to apply individually. Degree awarding institutes fall under this category.
Category D Large or medium scale public or private sector institutes1 not possessing authority to award degree and require affiliation with relevant certificate awarding body
Category E: Small-scale privately-owned training institutes. Such training institutes must be registered/ affiliated/accredited with a certificate awarding body and should have requisite training infrastructure (owned / leased / rented) in Sindh
Qualified Institute will be graded according to technical score obtained as under: A-1 Grading: 90 and above marks A Grading: 80-89 marks B Grading: 70-79 marks C Grading: 60-69 marks
Grades shall be awarded based on the parameters at para III.1 of this section following marking key at Appendix-A.
All institutes come under this category but the ones that falls under category E
Key Performance Indicators
Key Performance Indicators include successful achievement of goals/milestones at each and every stage and at the completion of training phase. All criteria and milestones for the Board are;
Timely procurement of contracts for trainings
Effective and fool proof baseline survey, efficient technical and financial evaluation of bidders as per SPPRA 2010
Commencement of training as per timelines given in implementation plan.
Effective and meaningful monitoring of and coordination at District and institute level preceding every chance of violation or irregularity any stage
IT wing will ensure timely and online registration, management and updating web portal, NADRA verification within 45 days of training, dashboard for service providers, generating of cost and stipend sheets, placement of trainees, maintaining database, uploading PMRs etc. POs have to establish close liaison with DMC and ensure effective updating of data relating to payments and training progress and compliance by DMC and service providers
Program Officer is responsible to keep the track of files and all such documents pertaining to service providers and DMCs
PO in coordination with accounts section has to ensure timely payment to service providers and trainees.
DMC is the main representative of the Board in the district. DMC has to keep liaison with the service provider and the PO continuously and without any gap in the process from commencement of training to completion and then employment facilitation and till validation of the trainings