The Beginning of PTS
Pokhara Technical School has been established by Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) in Pokhara, Kaski. The aim of its establishment was to produce trained and skilled human resource for the fast growing tourism market of Nepal. PTS is well equipped with the required facilities to provide technical & vocational education on hospitality management.
In the academic sector PTS launched a three year Diploma in Hotel Management (DHM) program from 2014 AD. This academic course was for the first time introduced in Western Development Region of Nepal. From 2016 onward,we launched three year program PCL in Ophthalmic Science in partnership module with Himalaya Eye Hospital. Furthermore a 18 months TSLC in Culinary Art (Cooking/Baking) started in 2016 as well.
In term of vocational sector PTS offers 1 week to 26 weeks training programs. As being a school in hospitality, PTS operates its own restaurant and hotel to provide real experience to the students and trainees during their study and training.
Since its establishment (1996 AD) PTS has been providing quality training in hospitality related occupations. So far the school has produced more than 8000 competent graduates. 80% of them are full time and self-employed in the domestic and overseas countries so far.
“PTS will be the Leading Institute of the Tourism & Hospitality Education in Nepal.”
PTS produces employable professionals in the field of Tourism &Hospitality Industry through providing quality education and training.
Provide excellent governance and administration with transparency and adherence to ethical principles.
Offer students high quality teaching, learning and training opportunities through continuous market analysis and curriculum review process and using recent technology.
Offer quality programs that promote entrepreneurial skills and respond to the changing market needs and developments in technology.
Ensure that graduates develop into responsible citizens by enriching their values and attributes to positively affect the socio economic development.
Develop staff by offering opportunities for professional and personal development, rewarding hard work and innovative thinking.
Encourage opportunities for applied research and consultancy.
Foster mutually beneficial constructive partnerships with various public and private sector organizations, professional bodies and local and international communities that benefit the community at large.
Provide facilities and learning resources that are effectively utilized and well managed to ensure efficient student and staff services.
PTS Focus Area
There is a general perception among our students, especially our young generation, that higher education is the only way to become a member of the skilled work force. But as we move towards becoming a developing country, we need to change our mindset regarding higher education, and focus more on technical and vocational education to create a skilled workforce for the future. As experts in a recent roundtable have said, there is also no alternative to technical and vocational education to achieve the SDGs.
Unemployment is a big problem in Nepal as a large number of graduates find it really hard to enter the job market due to a lack of skills. But with proper technical education & vocational training, they can easily become a part of the skilled workforce. There is also a perception in our society that such jobs are only for the less affluent. This stereotype must be broken and practical skills must be prioritized. Only then can we achieve the SDGs, which is about “decent work for all.”
Furthermore, although there are many government and non-government organizations that have been providing various types of skills development trainings and offering technical courses, information regarding these institutions and courses are not easily available. If such information can be made available to the students, they can decide on what courses or training they need to take to make themselves competent. At present, many organizations are also providing such types of education and training. Therefore, they must work together to change our perceptions towards technical education. So, these are the focuses areas of PTS for competent job market.
Adopt Latest Technology
Overall Personality Development
80% Practical Classes
Industry Centered Teaching & Learning
Market Oriented update Curriculum
Good Teaching Learning Environment
Transfer Employability Skills
Well equipped Infrastructure