Chairman Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Irfan Qaiser Sheikh has said that TEVTA has provided 48,000 certificates in different 15 trades as per Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and this number will be exceeded to 65,000 next year.
While addressing a ceremony at TEVTA Secretariat here on Monday, Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that as per RPL uncertified skilled workforce will get certification after passing theory and practical test of concerned trade. He said that this program was designed as per requirement of national and international market.
Irfan Qaiser said that he observed that a similar program was started in United States by former President Barack Obama. Punjab has adopted the same model and in previous year around 25,842 people registered for this course among them around 23,455 people were succeeded. TEVTA is striving for increasing the minimum stipend of a labour to Rs 25,000-30,000, he added.
Candidates having minimum 18 years with 2 years industry experience, evidence of any earlier training, record of employment, use of skills and reference from the employer are registered in this training, he said adding that certificate is being provided after integrated assessment (knowledge, skill and attitude) theory and practical.