Lahore—Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) has successfully started three-month short courses in Poultry Farming (controlled shed) and dairy technician trades at University of Agriculture Faisalabad. 400 unemployed youth will be trained during one year.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh was addressing the officers in a meeting here yesterday at TEVTA Secretariat. Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, Akhtar Abbas Bharwana, Amir Aziz, Hamid Ghani Anjum, Mustafa Kamal Pasha, Maqsood Ahmed, Sarfraz Anwar and other were present at this occasion.
Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that the purpose to start these courses is to provide trained manpower to poultry farms and dairies equipped with the right set of technical skills and professional knowledge. Middle preferably matric pass Candidates having age of 18 to 35 years are eligible for admission. No fee is charged and Rs. 1000/- p.m. stipend is also given to the trainees during their training period. University of Agriculture Faisalabad will take examination while certificate will jointly be issued by TEVTA and University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF).
Chairperson TEVTA further said that Agriculture and Livestock sector is a thriving market due to an ever increasing demand of chicken food and dairy products.