Tuesday, 30 December 2014

TEVTA chief calls for preparing skilful youth

Technical and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Chairman Irfan Qaiser Shaikh has said that in order to reduce unemployment in the province of Punjab, youth should become skilful. Job opportunities will surely be available after completion of their vocational training. Present demands, instead of general education, vocational education and training should be prioritised.

It is very important for the youth because technical hands never remain unemployed. Pakistan's industrial and agricultural development also depends on the availability of skilled manpower. Middle and Matric pass boys and girls should be well aware about their future. If we are earning millions of dollars through export of agriculture goods, textiles and trained manpower, the main reason for this is the preparation of skilled people.

He was addressing a meeting to review the progress of demand driven short courses to be offered from 15th January here at TEVTA Secretariat. Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmed Qureshi and others were also present on the occasion. Irfan Qaiser Shaikh said the demand driven short duration courses were being started with the consultation of concerned industry. Unemployed youth should get admission in TEVTA Institutes to become skilful. After completion of their training period, they will get jobs immediately. The Government of Punjab has issued special funds to TEVTA despite limited resources during the current fiscal year. It will be useful to introduce new courses, establishment of institutes according to the requirements of the modern era in current ADP schemes, provision of equipment to laboratories and to impart technical & vocational training in employable trades.

The TEVTA Chairman further said under the public private partnership, collaboration with local and international organisations shall contribute in promoting TVET sector across Punjab. In addition, British City and Guilds international courses have also been started in our institutes. In this way, our industry will be provided not only skilled manpower, but also employment opportunities will be available for qualified individuals.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2014

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