Chairman Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Irfan Qaiser Sheikh has said that TEVTA is offering tailor made courses to more than 30 companies as per the public private partnership to fulfil the need of the industries.
Talking to a delegation of Asian Development Bank (ADB) comprising Principal Education Specialist Norman La Rocque and Social Sector Specialist Munir Abro here on Wednesday at TEVTA Secretariat, he said that TEVTA was following the model of Public Private partnership of Japan, Germany, Turkey and other developed countries.
According to the partnership, private companies and industries asked TEVTA to start courses or train youth as per their need, and TEVTA design those courses in accordance with those specific companies.
He informed the delegation that on the request of Home Department Punjab, the TEVTA is also offering course of security guard training whereas similar course was also being offered in collaboration with Pakistan Footwear Manufacturing Association (PFMA), Pakistan Steel Metals Association (PSMA), Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM), universities and several other departments.
Passout youngsters of the courses are not only serving the industries but also performing much better than those who are unable to get such training, Irfan added.
He further said TEVTA would also start courses for agriculture sector because still a large number of Pakistanis were linked to this industry and only few organisations were working in this sector.
Pakistan’s GDP still mostly dependent on agriculture and related sectors therefore there is a dire need to focus on these sectors, Irfan pointed out, adding that in this regard several discussions were underway with United States.
The ADB delegation also pointed out that in Punjab, more than 40 percent people are dependent on agriculture sector among which female ratio is much higher than any other occupation, therefore there is a huge space start training in this sector.