LAHORE - Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) in collaboration with SME Business Support Fund will start short and long term courses to train entrepreneurs, craftsmen, cutters, designers in the field of Gems and Jewelry sector. The training courses would include 6-week training and long term degree courses of up to 2 years duration. About two thousand people would be trained annually using also the internet based distance learning system. An MoU in this regard has been signed between TEVTA and SME Business Support Fund here yesterday at TEVTA Secretariat. Chairperson TEVTA Saeed Ahmad Alvi and Chief Executive Officer SME Business Support Fund Syed Saquib Mohyuddin signed the MoU. Other officers of both organizations were also present on the occasion. This is in line with the Chief Minister Punjabs vision to impart demand driven technical and vocational training to the youth and help them gain modern skills for employability and self-employment. According to the details of MoU agreement, TEVTA and BSF have agreed to jointly work. for capacity/capability building and skill development of SMEs in the Gems and Jewelry sector for value addition that can upscale training and make this sector internationally competitive.