FIEDMC, TEVTA join hands for skilled workforce

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ISLAMABAD Faisalabad Industrial Estate Development and Management Company (FIEDMC) and Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) have decided to join hands for the promotion of technical and vocational education and provision of skilled labour for the industry, particularly Special Economic Zones (SEZs) of FIEDMC under CPEC. A meeting in this regard was held here Saturday between FIEDMC Mian Kashif Ashfaq and TEVTA Chairman Ali Salman Siddique as well as Chief Operating Officer (COO) FIEDMC Aamer Saleemi,” says a press release issued here today. Mian Kashif Ashfaq said there is a dire need for keeping close liaison with industries to adapt the courses and Technical education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) training programs in accordance with the requirements so that skilled workforce could be produced. He further said FIEDMC will also establish a technical university in special economic zones and an accord has been signed with Fouji Foundation and a Chinese Tianjin University while four different courses are being started soon with the cooperation of TEVTA. “FIEDMC will provide 22 acre land to Fouji Foundation for the establishment of the university in opposite of main gate of M-3 and the building of this university will be completed within one and half year,” he added. He said more than 4 lakh trained employees are required for different departments in all three economic zones in coming four year.—APP