German company’s donation of over 10 top of the line power tools for vocational institutes in Pakistan

Karachi, January 21, 2013 (PPI-OT): M/s Robert Bosch GmbH of Germany has announced a donation of tool sets consisting of over 10 top of the line power tools for vocational institutes in Pakistan through their local principals, Adamjee Trading Corporation (a part of The Adamjee Group). These sets include tools for woodworking, metalworking, stone working and concrete drilling and breaking.

The tools shall help trainees at the selected vocational training institutes work with quality tools and international standards and promote the German quality concept and products in Pakistan. It will also allow the trainees to learn skills to help them compete and work internationally.

Bosch, one of the largest portable power tools manufacturers in the world, has recently launched their power tools in the Pakistani market which have proved to be a success in the local market.

On Monday, January 21, 2013 Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Tilo Klinner and Mr. Hisham Adamjee, Executive Director, Adpower Group, presented the first set of these tool kits to AmanTech, which is one of the two Vocational Training Institutes participating in the Germany Pakistan Training Initiative (GPATI) in particular for mechanical professions.

GPATI – which is scheduled to start formally in Spring 2013 – is the joint initiative of the German Consulate General in Karachi and eight German companies based in Karachi. The program is founded on the renowned concept of Dual Training System that is implemented effectively throughout Germany and is also successfully applied internationally. GPATI is being supported by the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) through Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

The objective of this unique training initiative is to produce workforce that after going through this vocational program is immediately productive and ready to take on the challenges of the industry. The participants of this program will have a good balance of knowledge, skills and positive attitude. On the job training (OJT) is an essential element of this concept.

The two vocational training institutes participating in this programme are AmanTech and iACT.

For more information, contact:
Ali R. Akhtar
Press and Public Relations Officer
Press and Cultural Section
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
92-A/7, Block 5, Clifton
Karachi, Pakistan
Tel.: (+92-21-) 3587 3782/83 Ext. 223
Fax: (+92-21-) 3587 4009

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