While the importance of the skills sector in Pakistan has long been acknowledged, it suffers from poor planning, supervision, funding and evaluation practices. Nonetheless, it is an area of great interest, especially as the youth population of Pakistan continues to grow, given the relationship between a strong skills sector and a nation’s human capital. In essence, vocational and technical programmes, if suitably administered, provide students with skills that will enable them to transition seamlessly into the job market and succeed in industry. This then leads to economic advancement and to the competiveness of individual citizens as well as of the nation itself in a global knowledge economy.