Lahore—Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) will train 16000 security guards free of cost during one year. In the first phase, 2000 security guards have been enrolled in 5 week duration course in 15 cities.
This training program has been started on the direction of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif because availability of trained manpower will ultimately overcome the crime and terrorism in the province of the Punjab. Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh was addressing a meeting regarding launching of the course here yesterday at TEVTA Secretariat which was attended by Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmed Qureshi and other officers of TEVTA.
Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that the purpose to start this course is to provide professionally trained manpower to security companies, national and multi-national companies. Gulf countries are also required the services of security guards. Many organizations are demanding the availability of trained security guards from TEVTA. This course has been launched at 20 TEVTA Institutes at Lahore, Gujranwala, Sialkot, Jhelum, Rawalpindi, Attock, Sheikhpura, Faisalabad, Mianwali, Multan, Sargodha, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Sahiwal and Rahim Yar Khan with the collaboration of Home Department, Police, Civil Defence, Rescue 1122 and Elite Police Training School.
Chairperson TEVTA further said that age limit for the admission in the said course is between 18 to 45 years. Matric pass candidates are eligible however intermediate and above will be given preference for admission. Free training material and one thousand stipends are provided during training. Security clearance from special branch and home department is essential to get training. Both TEVTA and Home Department will issue certificate after successful completion. Pass outs will easily get jobs at national and international level.