LAHORE: Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said on Tuesday that the authority would train over 2,000 of its teachers during the year.
He was speaking to the staff of the Government Staff Training College in Gulberg. Sheikh said the Tevta would train 2,237 male and women teachers in the year. He said the initiative was taken following a policy directive by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif regarding honing teachers’ skills.
Sheikh said the authority had trained over 3,000 teachers last year in various teacher training programmes. He said the teachers would be trained in demand driven courses this year. Sheikh said courses would be offered in information technology, web designing, call centre training, software programming, electronics, culinary arts, mobile phone, television and air-conditioner servicing, nursing, rice processing and housekeeping. He said the authority had made arrangements to also train them at various industrial organisations in accordance with the revised curricula.
According to details they would be trained in 152 batches. 85 batches would be trained at Government Staff Training Colleges in Lahore, Faisalabad and Murree. The rest would be trained at Tevta institutes. Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmed Qureshi and several Tevta officials were also present on the occasion.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 29th, 2014.