Provincial Minister for Industries and Trade Mian Aslam Iqbal said on Monday that promotion of technical education was inevitable for poverty alleviation and youth could be empowered by imparting them technical training.
He was chairing a meeting here at Civil Secretariat to discuss promotion of technical education, training programme of TEVTA and a plan to bring training programmes under one umbrella.
Provincial Minister was of the view that trained human resource had a pivotal role to attain the destination of self-reliance and strengthening national economy.
He said that Punjab government was paying special attention to promote technical education and preparation of trained human resource, asserting that testing system of institutes of technical
education would also be improved.
He mentioned that under the 100 days plan of Prime Minister Imran Khan, process of revamping
the departments had been started and positive results would soon be appeared.
The Minister directed the authorities concerned that work should be accelerated to bring the technical institutes under one umbrella, and for this purpose rule of business would also be changed.
He said billions of rupees spent on training programmes; therefore, the audit of these programmes should also be done.
Mian Aslam Iqbal said that soft loan would be provided to the graduates of TEVTA and other institutes and this programme would soon be launched. Secretary Industries, officers of Planning & Development and Zakat & Ushr departments also attended the meeting.