The Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) would send 1,000 skilled workers to the UAE after Eid, TEVTA chairperson Irfan Qaiser Shaikh said on Monday.
He was chairing a meeting to review progress on sending TEVTA pass-outs abroad. The skilled workers include plumbers, electricians, welders, shuttering carpenter, masons and steel fixers. “Interviews of pass-outs are being taken by TEVTA Foreign Placement Cell,” he said. UAE-based companies Ghantoot Corporation and GEC Group are part of the selection process. Shaikh said the Foreign Placement Cell would select the candidates through one-window operation. “The TEVTA will help its pass-outs finalise terms and conditions regarding the selection procedure, travelling arrangements and healthcare facilities to be provided in the UAE,” the chairperson said. He said Pakistan had great potential to increase the export of skilled manpower. He said the TEVTA’s initiative would help end unemployment. General Managers Hamid Ghani Anjum, Abdul Qayyum, Azhar Iqbal Shad and Akhtar Abbas Bharwana and foreign placement consultant Amer Hasan attended the meeting.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 7th, 2015.