Skill Development Council- Introduction, Courses & Scope of SDC Diplomas
The Skill Development Council (SDC), Lahore was established by the Ministry of Labour, Manpower & Overseas Pakistanis, Government of Pakistan to provide the opportunity of vocational training to unskilled youth of the country. Skill development council was constituted on the initiative of World Bank (UNO), International Labor Organization (I.L.O) and Employer Federation of Pakistan under the National Training Ordinance – 1980. This ordinance was amended in 2002 to make vocational education courses more reachable, versatile, demand driven and cheaper for students and skilled persons who do not have any kind of certificates in their field of expertise.
Skill development Council is an employer-led autonomous organization which has its following offices.
National Training Board/Bureau is the regulating authority of Skill Development Council, which its self is functioning under Federal Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training. Skill Development Council is working on the principle of private public partnership.
Skill Development Courses
Skill Development Council has developed large number of vocational training courses in accordance with emerging needs of local and international industries. Experts from relevant industries are helping the SDC for designing the courses. These courses are available through regular classes, distance learning and RPL system. S.D.C offers 3 months to 2 years certificates and diplomas. Here is the list of some skill development courses offered by its various partner institutions.
List of Skill Development Council Distance Learning, Regular & RPL Courses
Scope of Skill Development Courses/Diplomas
Skill Development Council courses, diplomas and certificates are recognized internationally. Many unemployed people have got jobs in Middle East countries on the basis of these SDC diplomas. You may attest your diploma from foreign office and embassies of many foreign countries. These SDC courses are also very useful for those skilled and semi skilled persons, who don’t have any diploma in their trade. Now even TEVTA has also launched some Courses through RPL system just like SDC. Here are some other useful tips for you.
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