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.
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 200 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 underprivileged children of the community. The School grew in strength and quality and currently educates 1400 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.
As the SOS Multan Projects spread their wings, the next endeavor is a clear path to the development of a Technical Training Institute. As a culmination of the efforts of all those associated with these projects, the aspiration to bring our cycle to completion has compelled the SOS Multan Executive Board to launch the new endeavour of the SOS Multan Institute of Technology (SMIT). Serving over 1600 children under our care, we must provide a platform for future security for our children, while it is not possible for every child to achieve their maximum potential through a university education, we believe that harnessing the skills and leading those unable to thrive in an educational institution towards a sound financial future is imperative.
Keeping in mind, our service is aimed at financially underprivileged community, thus providing Vocational training and Technical education will both play a key role in their lives and lead them towards financial sustainability.
In collaboration with Colony Textile as our primary donor, we are ready to establish the Institute, with the primary campus being generously donated to SOS Multan Institute of Technology. We aspire to open our doors for the Vocational trades and DAE in 2015 and pray we have the strength and support of our donors to make this dream a reality.
We would like to appeal to all our well wishers in donating towards the SOS Multan Institute of Technology, and to help us achieve a new milestone. We have proudly served the underprivileged and the needy children since 1975 and aspire to reach out in as many ways as possible.
The rapid technological developments have led to radical changes in the world of work. The new technologies are rapidly replacing the old one. As the new technologies are knowledge intensive, the countries all over the world are obliged to upgrade and enhance the skill level of the human resource of their countries. The paradigm shift from semi-skilled economies to the knowledge-based economies has put greater premium on Technical and Vocational Education and Training, since this education directly relates to the world of work has a curriculum, which focuses on the acquisition of employable skills.
DAE stands for Diploma of Associate Engineer and duration of this diploma is 03 years regular studies including classroom lectures, workshop assignments, labs experiments, industrial projects and industrial tours.
Chosen trades for SMIT • Electrical DAE • Electronics DAE • Computers DAE
Industry largely depends on technicians for production, efficient maintenance, and back-up support. An Associate Engineer can translate scientific knowledge for improved productivity. In Pakistan, Technical Education is offered in 26 disciplines e.g. Electrical, Civil, Mechanical, and Chemical & Electronics Technologies. The Government of Pakistan recognize it as equivalent to HSSC / Inter-Science (Pre-Engineering) for further studies purpose.
Therefore, after successful completion of Diploma of Associate Engineer (D.A.E) course, students can either continue further Engineering Studies (B.E., B.Tech) or get employment as Supervisors, Foremen, Sales Engineers, Shift Engineers, Sub-Engineers, Senior Draughtsman, Service Station Managers, Auto Engineers, Agricultural Overseers, Chemical or Gas Plant Operators, Farm Managers, Junior Instructors, Workshop Superintendents etc.
Vocational education (education based on occupation or employment), is education that prepares people for specific trades, crafts and careers at various levels from a trade, a craft, technician, or a professional position in engineering, accountancy, nursing, medicine, architecture, pharmacy, law etc. Craft vocations are usually based on manual or practical activities, traditionally non-academic, related to a specific trade, occupation, or vocation.
Vocational education is related to the age-old apprenticeship system of learning. Apprenticeships are designed for many levels of work from manual trades to high knowledge work.