Tevta starts new short course


LAHORE (PR): Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority has introduced demand driven short course for customer support executives. Custom Support Executive (Domestic) Classes has been started at Govt College of Technology Railway Road and Govt Technical Training Institute for Women Township with the collaboration of IBX Global. Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh was addressing a meeting which was held at TEVTA secretariat here to review the progress for initiating the demand driven short course. Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, Hamid Ghani Anjum, Akhtar Abbas Bharwana, Aamir Aziz and other officers were also present on this occasion. Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that all pass outs of this course has been given employment by the IBEX Global System. All these efforts are being made according to the vision of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif to materialize/transform the slogan of “Skillful Youngster & Prosper Punjab” into the reality.

Candidates having bachelor degree with abilities of best proficient in communication, analyzing proficiency & computer skills are given preference for admission.

Chairperson TEVTA further said that job opportunities are also available for the pass-outs of this course at national and international level. Full attention is now being given for imparting quality technical education and train the youth in order to provide job opportunities so that they may get prominent place in the society.




Smeda training self-employment scheme


LAHORE (APP): The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) has arranged a training for trainers to implement a self-employment scheme designed in collaboration with the UNDP. The training programme was attended by Engr MA Jabbar Khan, Member Board of Directors of SMEDA as chief guest here on Monday. Khan, while addressing inaugural ceremony of the program, said that more than 31 per cent of Pakistan's population consisted of youth, a large portion up to 32% of which is uneducated with little or no technical vocational skills. He termed United Nations Development Program's Youth Employment Project a positive response to this challenge. It is a three-year project, supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), he said adding that the project aims to train 13,360 young boys and girls from targeted areas for self-employment by Dec 2017. He hoped that the project would enable unemployed youth with limited opportunities to transform their ideas into small business projects.

Mukesh Kumar, provincial chief SMEDA Sindh, while addressing on the occasion, said that SMEDA would not only provide business training but also give all-out support to the youth in establishing their own small businesses. He said: "SMEDA is committed to promoting youth entrepreneurship in Pakistan and has successfully implemented many youth entrepreneurship programs in Pakistan."




Meezan Bank, PCICL join hands


LAHORE (Staff Reporter): Meezan Bank has entered into a strategic cooperation alliance with Pak China Investment Company Limited (PCICL) for promotion of bilateral trade and investment between Pakistan and China. Ariful Islam, Deputy CEO of Meezan Bank, and Li Peng, Managing Director of Pak China Investment Company Ltd, jointly signed the MoU. As per the agreement, Meezan Bank and PCICL shall strive to facilitate businesses of both the countries in undertaking strategic projects, particularly those covering CPEC. Meezan Bank and PCICL shall collaborate in various areas of bilateral cooperation, where PCICL will benefit from Meezan’s commercial banking operations and extensive branch network of over 550 branches, corporate & investment banking, trade, commercial/SME financing, treasury operations etc. Whereas PCICL with a strong presence in China through its parent organization CBD; holds a strong industry standing and will introduce Chinese investors/corporations to Meezan Bank in order to mutually explore business avenues.




PIA appoints new engineering consultant


ISLAMABAD (NNI): Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Monday announced to appoint Helmut Bachhofner as Engineering Consultant in the airlines. Bachhofner has vast experience in this field, having worked in Austrian airlines most of his career where he was responsible for quality improvement as well as commercial and maintenance, PIA’s press rlease stated. He also worked with Qatar Airways/Amiri Flight for few years in management positions. During his last assignment, he was CEO of his own Aviation Engineering Consultancy firm which provided technical support to Austrian Airlines, Pratt & Whittney USA, JetAlliance Vienna and Air Plus Comet Spain along with a host of other international clients. Bachhofner, who has vast experience in Quality Assurance and Line & Base Maintenance departments, started his career as a technician and he is an EASA Part 66 (JAR 66) license holder. He will be responsible for improving the efficiency and quality of PIA’s Engineering department.

The airlines did not divulge details about the perks besides terms and conditions for hiring of Bachhoffner.