Trades and skills: Tevta Secretariat to get international placement centre

Published: December 17, 2014
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Shaikh said the authority was striving to increase its enrolment to 400,000 in two years.  PHOTO: APP

Shaikh said the authority was striving to increase its enrolment to 400,000 in two years. PHOTO: APP

LAHORE: Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) chairperson Irfan Qaiser Shaikh said on Tuesday that an international placement centre would be established at the Tevta Secretariat to facilitate the export of skilled labour to foreign countries.

He was chairing a meeting convened to review placement of Tevta alumni. Shaikh said there was a pressing need for skilled manpower in the Middle East. He said Pakistan had been unable to harness the opportunity due to ineffective coordination with international agencies. Sheikh said the Tevta would play a pivotal role in overcoming this challenge. He said the export of skilled manpower would reduce unemployment and facilitate national development.

Shaikh said the authority was striving to increase its enrolment to 400,000 in two years. He said the Tevta had trained 98,500 students last year. Shaikh said only 50 per cent of these had found jobs as the training courses had been rendered obsolete. Shaikh said the authority would revamp its courses after consulting with industry experts, international aid agencies and district boards of management officials. He said the new courses would be three and six-months long to enable the authority to quickly transform the unemployed into productive assets.

COO Jawad Ahmed Qureshi was also present on the occasion. PR

Published in The Express Tribune, December 17th, 2014.

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