Vocational Training and Market Development Program (VT&MDP)

Vocational Training and Market Development Program (VT&MDP)


VT&MDP (Vocational Training and Market Development Program) is a skill development and vocational training project with an aim to improve skills of targeted men and women – specifically Afghan refugees and the surrounding host community – to increase their household income. The VT&MDP has been registered with the Trade Testing Board and Skill Development Council Peshawar. Tool kits, which include all tools necessary to start a small business, are awarded to the graduates at the successful completion of the course.

Men and women have and will continue to be trained in one of the following trades: Auto Mechanic, Carpentry, Electrical, Masonry, Plumbing, Welding, Dress Designing and Handicrafts. To complement these trades and promote sustainable income generation, further trainings on Market Behaviour Training, Career Counselling and CV writing skills have also bee provided. Thus far, 78% of graduated have secured employment.


Duration of the project

July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2014

Program Area Disaster Management Program (DMP)
Thematic Area(s)


Implementation areas (Districts)

Mansehra and Hairpur Districts, Pakistan

Total Beneficiaries

1,515 (510 women and 1,005 men)

Description of Beneficiaries

Afghan refugees and host communities 



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