Lahore—TEVTA will offer 7 new short courses with the collaboration of Pakistan Footwear Manufacturing Association (PFMA) to provide trained manpower for footwear industry. The new courses included Leather Footwear Lasting Operating, Stitching, Marking/cutting, Design using CAD/CAM, Assembly & Finishing, Management skills & applications and Show Manufacturing Technician. It was stated by Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh on the occasion of agreement signing ceremony here at TEVTA Secretariat.
This agreement was signed by Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh and Chairman PFMA Waseem Zakaria. Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Jawad Ahmad Qureshi, Office bearers of PFMA Rashid Islam, Javed Iqbal Siddique, Abid Hafeez, Mansoor Ahsan Sheikh, Mirza Khalid Mahmood, Col. Qamar and other TEVTA officers were also present on this occasion.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that TEVTA with the collaboration of PFMA has already started Shoe Upper Stitcher. This agreement is aimed to bridge the gap between TEVTA and PFMA to provide skilled manpower for serving in the footwear industry. TEVTA will provide Training Institute, faculty and curriculum whereas PFMA will provide machines & equipment, Training consumables, internship, advisory support in curricula modification, expert lectures and job opportunities to passing out students.
Training delivery mode will be 30% institutional training and 70% company driven training which will be nominated by PFMA. TEVTA will provide modified Curricula, Faculty and Examination & Certification through Trade Testing Board (TTB)/Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE). After passing the examination, TEVTA & PFMA will issue a joint certificate of training to all successful candidates.
Chairman PFMA Waseem Zakaria in his address said that collaboration of TEVTA will help us to overcome this manpower gap. PFMA will also provide job opportunities to the trainees of the program at the end of their training program at a wage rate settled during the selection process.