LAHORE: The Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Southern Punjab Embroidery Industries, Multan, to promote training related to embroidery and handmade products.
The MoU was signed at a ceremony at the TEVTA Secretariat on Sunday.
TEVTA Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that southern Punjab was rich in agriculture and livestock resources. The area was also known for embroidery and handmade products, he said.
“Contributions of women to this sector cannot be ignored,” he said. He stressed the need for modern vocational training to promote this field. Sheikh said the TEVTA was doing its best to market these products across the world.
The TEVTA chairperson said that a course on industrial stitching machine operator would be started next month on the premises of the Southern Punjab Embroidery Industries. The course was being started on the demand of the garments sector in the area, he said. He said the TEVTA would provide training curricula and scholarships to the trainees.
Sheikh said that training activities would be monitored through a third party to ensure quality. He said that no fee would be charged from the trainees and the TEVTA would bear all expenses.
He said the Punjab Board of Technical Education would provide certificates to successful trainees while the Southern Punjab Embroidery Industries would be responsible for enrolling them.
The agreement was signed by Sheikh and Southern Punjab Embroidery Industries Chairman Nasir Saleem Chaudhry. TEVTA Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmad Qureshi was also present.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 28th, 2015.