technical training center

Continuing with the philosophy of inclusive business, in 2011 Engro took the lead in the development of state of the art Technical Training College (TTC) in Daharki, the place where Engro Fertilizers’ manufacturing plant is located. Engro partnered with the Pakistan Chemical & Energy Sector Skills Development Company (PCESSDC) and persuaded several other corporations to join in its efforts, helping make the institution even more sustainable in the long run. TTC’s other donors include the Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) and energy sector firms like Mari Gas, ENI Saipem, Descon and STEVTA.

TTC was established to provide high calibre skills development programs to rural populaces, who otherwise do not have access to training of this nature. TTC focuses on local procurement of labour by training underprivileged youth in Diplomas of Associate Engineering.

TTC is nationally and internationally credited institution under the umbrella of Pakistan Chemical and Energy Sector Skills Development Company (PCESSDC), a company set up by Engro in partnership with Mari Petroleum and Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC). TTC is affiliated with Sindh Board of Technical Education and City Guilds, UK and operating under the strategic partnership with and support from USAID, Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA) and DEG.

TTC, the first degree-awarding institution in Dharki has been providing skills development opportunities for the young people Dharki. More than 40% of the TTC students belong to the families of contractors and vendors of Engro Fertilizer and Engro Powergen. Students are also coming from the schools adopted and run by Engro.

TTC offers Diploma in Chemical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Additionally, the institute also offers course and trainings on industrial welding, domestic welding, pipe fitting and carpentry.

In line with the expansion plan of this project we are considering adoption of another TTC in Mithi. During the year we conducted fund raising activities for TTC which resulted in the collection of Rs 2.5 million from Engro employees and external sources. In 2015, a MOU was signed with Sindh TEVTA for PCESSDC to take over two institutions in Mithi and Razzaqabad.

A credit to the institution is the fact that the first batch of 49 Technical Training College (TTC) students graduated in 2014 with 32 students of the total batch receiving job offers immediately in different organizations, including Engro Fertilizer.