State-of-the-art technical institutes in remote areas of Punjab being set up

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Salim Ahmed

Lahore

The Punjab government will establish state-of-the-art Technical Institutes in remote areas with the technical assistance of Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).
It was stated by Provincial Minister for Industries Sheikh Ala-ud-Din on the occasion of visit of Govt. Institute of Emerging Technologies Township. He said the newly established Govt. Institute of Emerging Technologies Township with the collaboration of Turkish Organization will provide latest training facilities to youth. Widespread of TVET system in the province is the top priority of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif, he said, adding: “Efforts of TEVTA to train youth are highly appreciable.”
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh, Chairman P&D Muhammad Jehanzeb Khan, Secretary Industries Dr. Mujtaba Piracha, Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, Chief Operating Officer Punjab Vocational Training Council Sajid Naseer, Chief Executive Officer Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) and other top management of TEVTA was present at this occasion.
Provincial Minister for Industries Sheikh Ala-ud-Din said that after obtaining approval from Chief Minister Punjab, delegation of Punjab Govt. will soon visit Turkey to discuss plan to establish new Technical Institutes. Present Govt. is fully supporting TEVTA to train unemployed youth in employable trades because the dream progress of province of the Punjab cannot be realized without provision of skilled workforce. Media campaign will be started to motivate and prepare our youth to acquire skills so that they can also contribute to the prosperity of our homeland.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh while giving briefing said that foreign collaboration is supporting TEVTA to strength TVET system across the province of the Punjab because future of our country is entirely connected with it. World Bank, Asian Development Bank, JICA, GIZ, Turk Organizations and various British Companies are cooperating to promote technical education and vocational training (TVET) system.
All these efforts are being made to provide international level training opportunities to the youth. TEVTA is imparting free training in hospitality, driving, food and beverages, construction, micro soft I.T. courses, Chinese language and other important sectors as trained manpower is urgently required at national and international level. Recently, Master Trainers of TIKA trained 25 TEVTA Teachers in a training program at Govt. Institute of Emerging Technologies, Township. in Garment (Denim) Stitching and Dry & Wet, he concluded.