TEVTA plays its role to curb unemployment

LAHORE: Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Shaikh has said that District Board of Management can play vital role for the promotion of technical education and vocational training across the province of the Punjab.

He was addressing the Presidents and members of District Board of Management Lahore, Gujranwala/Hafizabad, Okara and Kasur.

Sh. Muhammad Arshad, Nawaz Ahmed Bajwa, Mian Shahid Rafi, Muhammad Jamil Khalid alongwith other members of District Board of Management were present on this occasion.

The chairperson said that TEVTA is successfully introducing new short courses with the recommendations of relevant industry.

He said that in this way, TEVTA is providing TVET system to its youth as per requirements of the industry.  Employment opportunities will easily be available to its pass outs after completing the demand driven short courses.

Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, General Manager (Operations) Hamid Ghani Anjum and others also attended the meeting.

Irfan Qaiser Shaikh said that TEVTA would make the role of District Board of Management more effective and will also introduce further new short courses on the recommendations of District Board of Management.

He said that District Board of Management will inspect the Institutes where short courses have been offered.  Industrialists and traders will also be given representation in District Board of Management.

Chairperson TEVTA further said that, at present, unemployment was a national problem. Introduction of these short courses will be helpful to overcome this issue.  TEVTA was devising a strategy to enhance the enrolment upto 80 percent of its Institutes by launching new courses.

President District Board of Management Lahore Sh. Muhammad Arshad, President Gujranwala/Hafizabad Nawaz Ahmed Bajwa, President Okara Mian Shahid Rafi and President Kasur Muhammad Jamil Khalid while addressing the participants said that, previously, there was no effective role of District Board of Management.

They said that now, authority should maintain liaison with the local District Board of Management to get better results.  Business community is hopeful that present management will leave no stone unturned for the betterment of the industry and national exchequer.

They appreciated the efforts of TEVTA for re-establishing the linkage between public and private sector to launch new demand driven courses.  This struggle will be helpful to provide jobs to the TEVTA pass-outs locally and internationally.

They hoped that skilled manpower will play its role to uplift the national economy.  They ensured their full cooperation for promotion of TVETA system in their concerned area. DNA

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