LAHORE: As many as 38 graduates from Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) institutes will soon leave for Malaysia to take up employment in construction sector, TEVTA chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said on Tuesday.
He was speaking at a ceremony held to distribute visas among these workers.
Sheikh said appointment letters had been received from firms where these graduates got placements. He said these firms had offered a salary package of Rs42,000 to each worker. The firms would also make arrangements for residence, daily meals, transport between home and work and medical insurance.
Sheikh said the remittances received from overseas Pakistanis had seen a decline in recent months. He said the TEVTA hoped to place 10,000 trained workers in countries with growing economies across the world. This would help improve the amount of remittances received from abroad, he added.
He said 27 graduates sent to Malaysia as part of a pilot project had already started working at their respective companies.
The TEVTA chairman also expressed gratitude to the ACOR Manpower Resources for getting the authority a project with the Petronas (Petroliam Nasional Berhad), a Malaysian oil and gas company. He said the Petronas would be offering jobs to the TEVTA graduates under the project.
He said the authority was in contact with companies in Middle Eastern countries as well.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 10th, 2016.