The SOS Technical Training Institutes provide deserving boys and girls in the community with the opportunity to engage in vocational training in a field of their choice. Demand driven technical education and vocational training is provided by experienced instructors, using state of the art teaching and practicing equipment and laboratories. High rates of unemployment amongst the youth put them at a great risk of self-destruction, violence and crime. SOS Technical Training Institutes equip and train hundreds of disadvantaged children every year in order to help them break the cycle of poverty, earn a decent and dignified living and develop themselves into productive members of the society. A reliable and honest source of income helps build new lives and strengthen families and contribute towards overall prosperity and stability of the country.
There are 4 Technical/Vocational training institutes across the country:
- Rawalpindi - Technical Training Institute
- Rawalpindi - Automobile Technical Training Institute
A joint project with INFAQ foundation established in the year 2000, where various 4-6 month courses comprising of 20% theory and 80% practical training are offered. All courses at the institute are approved by the Sindh Board of Technical Education & Trade Testing Board. Training is provided for trades such as, automobile mechanics, general electrician, motorcycle mechanic, Diploma in IT and even an English language course.
A computer training center was established in Abbottabad in the year 2007 with a generous donation from HSBC. Knowledge of computers is essential in today’s world and the institute provides an advanced digital learning experience to deliver courses on computer hardware and graphic designing software. The training computer laboratory caters to over 45 students at a time.
Rawalpindi - Technical Training Institute
The institute was established in the year 2000 and has benefited over 6000 students so far. The well-equipped workshops provide 1 year courses in automobile mechanics, automobile electrician, home wiring and home appliance repairing. The courses have been registered with National Training Bureau, Government of Pakistan. Each course accepts over a 100 students every year.
Rawalpindi - Automobile Technical Training Institute
After the success of Technical Training Institute it was decided to establish another Technical Training Institute for Automobile trades. It was constructed in March 2003. A well designed and modern building was constructed with well-equipped workshops for Automobile Mechanic and Automobile Electrician trades. In 2013 Institute has been registered with NTB (National Training Bureau) Islamabad, Government of Pakistan. 1380 students have successfully completed these courses and awarded certificates. It offers one year diploma in Technical Training and short courses in Auto Mechanic, Auto Electrician, Auto Electronic (EFI), Generator & Peter Engine.
SOS Multan Institute of Technology (Colony Textile Campus)
SOS Multan Institute of Technology, Multan (SMIT) was established in September, 2015. Currently SMIT is offering 07 vocational courses and 03 DAE technologies. SMIT is registered with TEVTA Lahore and affiliated with PBTE Lahore. The SOS Multan projects started its journey by housing the orphans, abandoned and destitute children in 1999. After the establishment of our proud SOS Children’s Village, currently housing 195 Children, the SOS Hermann Gmeiner School was established, keeping the key aim of providing a stable future to the children of SOS and the financially under privileged children of the community. The School grew in strength and quality and currently educates 1100 deserving students. The establishment of the Youth Wing followed and completed its stand alone campus in 2012, proudly housing over 40 youth boys, leading them towards higher education, employment and security.
The SOS global family, not only undertook a great feat of providing for the orphans, abandoned and destitute children, but also has always stressed on strengthening the community of the surrounding areas. This vision leads the SOS family projects to keep growing and to keep on providing new avenues of strengthening the less privileged around it.
With our vocational Training Centers we are equipping our children and students from the surrounding community with technical skills in automobile engineering, electrical engineering and many more courses are being offered to help the graduates to integrate, get a good job and lead independent lives.