A project by the Bilquis and Abdul Razak Dawood (BARD) Foundation, DTI was established in 1998 to bridge the gap between education & employment by providing technical and vocational skills to the youth of Pakistan. We gained NPO status in 2014 from the Pakistan institute of Philanthropy in recognition of our services to the nation.
  • Our training programs walk our students through a number of practical exercises that prepare them for real-life exposure to working conditions in their respective fields in the industry.
  • Our students contribute towards modernizing the labour force of our nation as they are able to take up work on a moment’s notice in their trades.
  • With our unique learning solutions, we broaden the career paths for our students and facilitate their transition from education to employment through placement drives and other activities.

Bilquis & Abdul Razak Dawood (BARD) Foundation

BARD Foundation is a not-for-profit initiative undertaken by Bilquis and Abdul Razak Dawood to help talented individuals realize their potential as champions in their chosen fields. To find out more about the foundation, visit the BARD Foundation website.

Our History

DTI’s vision is to be the premier institute for technical and vocational training in Pakistan.

Functional since 1998, DTI is proud to hold a distinction of training more than 30,000 youth in 14 different professional trades, some of whom are now working abroad. With a 10-acre campus in Lahore, state of the art equipment and experienced instructors, many of whom have decades of experience in their specialized fields, our students are equipped with the best to build their careers. DTI's curricula are based on a blend of basic minimum theory and extensive hands-on training. Our flagship program is the DTI Welding School which contains the latest equipment sourced from ESAB.