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UNHCR Skills Development Program

NAVTTC and UNHCR partnered in 2018 to execute the “Cohort: Livelihoods Enhancement through Vocational and Technical Skill Development” project. The project aims at enhancing the livelihoods opportunities for Afghan refugee, stateless, asylum seekers and host youth by providing vocational skill development trainings and internships opportunities. Under the project NAVTTC & UNHCR have successfully completed vocational and technical Skill trainings for Cohort A, B, C, D, and E from 2019-23 respectively for more than 7,000 Afghan refugees and host youth across Pakistan. The selected trainees are provided with marketable skills in reputed Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) institutes across the country, empowering them to meet their basic needs and contribute to their dignity through employment & self-employment.  During the training, the trainees are paid monthly stipend of 6,000 PKR and upon successful completion. They are also provided with the toolkits and certificates to pursue their career smoothly.

COHORT-A (2019)

COHORT-B (2020)

COHORT-C (2021)

COHORT-D (2022)

COHORT-E (2023)


  • Gem cutting and polishing
  • Fashion Designing & Dress Making
  • Photography and video making
  • e-Commerce
  • Beauty Therapy, Hair Styling and Skin Care
  • Industrial stitching machine operator
  • Professional Chef
  • Solar PVC Technician
  • Heating Ventilation, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (HVACR)
  • Computer Application & Office Professional
  • Beautician



Free Admission


Free Training


Internationally recognized certificate


Free Toolkits


Monthly Stipend