Mining Sector

The division of occupations into various sectors and sub sectors is very critical for the development of National Occupational Skill Standards (NOSS) and Competency Based Curricula. It helps to effectively manage the activities such skills analysis, NOSS development, design and implementation of TVET programs etc. Followings are the major sectors that have been selected as a starting point by the National Skills Development Program and the Directorate General for Skills Development - Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs:

  • Service
  • Business
  • Construction
  • Industry
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Transport
  • Social work
  • Oil and Gas

The Mining sector focuses on skills that are associated with the extraction of mines and processing of minerals. Afghanistan’s mines could reduce the country’s reliance on foreign aid, create jobs, fund infrastructure projects, help with social service programs, support the country’s national security forces and provide for general government operating costs for decades. Therefore, investing money for providing mining related Technical and vocational skills is highly important.

So far, the following trades/skills have been targeted for National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS) and Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) as per the labor market analysis conducted by the various Non- Formal TVET partners under this sector:

  • Mine Surface Driller
  • Drilling Team Leader
  • Dump Truck Driver
  • Assistant Mine Electrician
  • Underground/Surface Mines Electrician
  • Underground/Surface Mines Electrical Supervisor
  • Underground/Surface Mines Safety Technician
  • Underground/Surface Mines Safety Officer
  • Mineral Processing Assistant Technician
  • Mineral Processing Technician