Pakistan has a predominantly textile-based industrial scenario with almost 65 percent of the export receipts emanating from textiles and a major chunk of the workforce employed in this industry. With-in the overall textile landscape, Hosiery and Knitwear Industry constitute a major share both in terms of value-added exports and manpower employed.
The Knitwear Industry especially in the last decade made tremendous development through the induction of state-of-the-art equipment and adoption of the latest technology. However, the biggest task facing this sector was how to upgrade the export items, and that entailed the problem of how to nurture personnel with the technical expertise needed to achieve that. As the industry was already facing an acute shortage of engineers & technicians at all levels of production and management, Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers Association (PHMA) established the PHMA Institute of Knitwear Technology Karachi in May 2002 (this being the first of its kind in the country), a state-of-the-art training Institute in collaboration with Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Government of Pakistan, where the most modern education in the field of textiles with a specific focus on knitted fabric is being imparted. More….
Aims and Objective
The PHMA with the collaboration of EPB, Ministry of Textile & other local and international donors has launched many programs to organise the community and to bring relief to suppressed and downtrodden people. For this noble cause, a vocational and technical training institute –PHMA-IKTK has been set up which aims to provide affordable vocational education to the youth of the low-income groups, helping them earn a better living and respect.
Vision & Mission
To be the premier vocational education system in the country, running on a non-profit basis for developing human resources of the less-privileged class, coming from any group, community, or religion. And to serve humanity and promote and specialised in the textile /Garment Sector to boost the Exports as per Global requirements to show the environment of skills learning in Pakistan