LAHORE: Drivers will be able to earn as much as Rs25,000 to Rs30,000 after completing three to five-week professional driving courses at three centres of the city.
“This course will provide manpower for recently introduced mobile application based taxi services such as Careem and Uber. We have already signed an agreement with Careem to provide them trained drivers who will be hired by Careem,” said TEVTA Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) and Lahore City Traffic Police (CTP). Irfan and Lahore Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Rai Ejaz Ahmad signed the document on Wednesday.
According to the agreement, three driving schools will be established at TEVTA colleges, including government technical colleges of Raiwind Road, Township and Mughalpura. The CTP will train 7,000 students enrolled in three to five-week TEVTA driving courses at three driving schools across the province.
Irfan said that the MoU would provide state-of-the-art training, according to international standards, under the supervision of CTP officials to the country’s youth. TEVTA and CTP both had similar ambition to train youth as per the field’s demands.
Two different courses, one for motor-vehicles and cars and other for commercial light transport vehicle (LTV) and heavy transport vehicle HTV would be introduced, he said, adding that 5,000 trainees would be enrolled in motor-vehicle, whereas 2,000 would be enrolled in professional driving training courses.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 11th, 2017.