Chairman TEVTA for promotion of technical education among youth

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Staff Reporter

Chairman TEVTA Ali Salman Siddique called on Provincial Minister for Industries and Commerce Mian Aslam Iqbal here at the Civil Secretariat on Saturday.

During the meeting, strategy for promoting quality technical education and providing economic opportunities to youth were discussed.

While talking on the occasion provincial minister Mian Aslam Iqbal has said that an effective strategy has been formulated to provide employment and economic opportunities to the skilled youth.

Skills Punjab Portal has been set up and Apprenticeship Act 2021 has also been launched for on-job technical training, he said. More than 61,000 people have been trained under the Skilled Youth Program.

The capacity of TEVTA institutions has been increased from 90,000 per annum to 230,000 per annum.

He said that modern training system of CBTA has been introduced in the technical institutes organized by TEVTA.

In Punjab, 3 new technical universities Tianjin, Rasool and Mir Chakar Khan Rind have been established while; the fourth technical university is being set up in Rawalpindi.

The provincial minister said, Punjab Skills Development Authority formed to bring technical institutes under one umbrella and the process of online registration of institutions is underway in this authority.

Mian Aslam Iqbal said, Sector Skill Councils have been set up to promote partnerships between industry experts and technical institutes.

State-of-the-art Skills Technology Park will be established in TEVTA Secretariat and Prime Minister will soon lay the foundation stone of Skill Technology Park.

Promoting quality technical education and equipping the youth with modern knowledge will change the economic condition of the country, he concluded.

Chairman TEVTA Ali Salman Siddique briefed about the ongoing training programs in TEVTA institutions.

Secretary Industry and Commerce Dr. Wasif Khurshid and CEO TEVTA were also present in the meeting.

 

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