PITAC’s Regional Centre Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) was established in Peshawar in May, 2015 in pursuance of PITAC Governing Body’s decision in its 57th Meeting. The Centre was established in KPK Directorate of Industries, Printing Press Building, Shami Road, Peshawar Cantt. In April, 2016, the PITAC Regional Centre KPK, was shifted in Govt. College of Technology, Kohat Road, Peshawar as a result of MOU signed on 7th March, 2016 at PITAC HQ; Lahore.
The Director General PITAC visited GCT, Peshawar on 16th May, 2016 and requested to provide a separate block to PITAC for establishment of its Regional Centre. The Institute Management Committee (IMC) of GCT approved the request and handed over a Block of 8 Nos. Rooms & 4 Baths to PITAC for a period of 3 Years under the MOU signed.
Training Needs Assessment (TNA) survey was conducted in the Phase-I, in three Industrial Estates in Peshawar City. About 50 Nos. Industries were surveyed, out of which 35 Nos. Industries responded well. The training needs were categorized in two different areas, the managerial training programs and technical training programs. The most demanded training programs identified during TNA are Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) & HMI Programming, SCADA, CAD/CAM, Industrial Electrician, AutoCAD (Mech, Civil, Electrical), Inspection & Measuring Techniques, Air-conditioning and refrigeration Technician. Due to rapid development of infrastructure in Afghanistan, there are dire needs of CAD Civil Operators/Draftsman, Quantity & Land Surveyor, Project Management through Primavera P-6. In response to TNA Survey conducted, Annual Training Plan has been prepared and Labs / class rooms have been established in the Regional Centre KPK.
Phase-II of TNA survey is being conducted jointly by the technical experts from PITAC, GCT Peshawar, Industrial Estate/Small Industries Sector and Directorate of Industries KPK in near future in major and small industrial estates like Special Industrial Zone Nowshera, Export Processing Zone Nowshera, Industrial Estate Gaddoon Amazai, Small Industrial Estates like Kohat, Jamrod Road, Mardan, Khalabat Township Haripur, Abbottabad, Mansehra, Kohat, Bannu, D.I Khan and Charsadda.
After assessing needs of the industrial units in KPK region, the Centre will start the Technical Backup Support & Advisory Services by establishing technical workshops, in addition to Skill Development Services.
Assistant Director/In charge
Pakistan Industrial Technical Assistance Centre (PITAC),
Ministry of Industries & Production,
Government of Pakistan
Regional Centre, KPK, Peshawar.
Inside Government College of Technology (GCT),
Kohat Road, Peshawar, KPK.
Phone: +92 091-9210976