Chairperson Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) Ali Salman Siddique has said that the Tevta is playing its vital role in the implementation of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision of technical education.
He was addressing a high-level meeting here on Monday at Tevta Secretariat after being recovered from Covid-19.
He went on to say that the number of enrolled students has been increased from 90,000 to 238,000. It is also ensured that our students will get job opportunities, he said.
Chairperson said that several important steps were taken as per vision 2023 which will provide market-oriented education to our students, industry-academia linkages are also being focused and in this regard independent sector councils are being set up.
He added that Chief Minister Punjab Hunarmand Nojawan Program is successfully providing vocational training to 1 lac students per year with an amount of Rs1.5 billion.
He said that Tevta institutes are also being upgraded as per international standards CBT&A, whereas job placement centres are also being updated as per the latest trends.
Keeping in view the Covid-19 situation, 50 thousand students are also being trained online in artificial intelligence and other fields; he said adding that for supporting entrepreneurship culture, provision of interest-free loans is another valuable step of Tevta.
Talking about steps he took for the welfare of employees, he said that none of the targets can be achieved without facilitating employees; therefore around 700 employees were promoted since I took charge in 2019 and many of them were waiting for their promotions since 2004.
Another remarkable step of Tevta was MoU signed with Overseas Employment Corporation which will help Tevta students in availing overseas job opportunities, Ali Salman said.
The chairperson also inaugurated the renovation work at Jamia Mosque of Tevta Secretariat. COO Tevta Rai Manzoor Nasir was also present on occasion.