FAISALABAD : Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) has chalked out a plan to further improve the performance of TEVTA Institutions in addition to offering 30 % more admissions this year.    This was stated by Engineer Suhail Bin Rashid President Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI)/Chairman Board of Management TEVTA Faisalabad while addressing the Board of Management (BOM) here on Saturday.

   He said that last year 5708 students were enrolled in various TEVTA institutions while this year 8000 students would get admission in Faisalabad.

   He said that some institutions were not working with its full capacity and administrative steps are being taken to fully exploit their potential in order to overcome the shortage of skilled manpower in the country.

   The meeting also reviewed and discussed the problems confronted by various TEVTA institutions and necessary recommendations were also made to resolve the same.

   Engr. Suhail Bin Rashid said the Govt College of Technology (GCT) Samanabad had been declared centre of excellence while another two centres would also be elevated to this status during the year.

   He said that food technology courses offered by GCT have attracted a large number of students while their demand in job market was also more than satisfactory. He said that most of these students get job before completion of their Diploma.

   The BOM decided that Govt Institute of Technology Millat Town would be inaugurated during next month. It was also decided that monthly meeting of TEVTA BOM would be held on first Wednesday of every month at 2.30 P.M. These meetings would be held alternatively at various TEVTA institutions.

   The BOM also decided to invite Chairman Pakistan Gems & Jewellery Development Company at the platform of FCCI in order to pave way

for the establishment of Gems & Jewellery Training Centre in Faisalabad.

   The FCCI President said that local industrial units would offer three month internship to the top position holders of TEVTA and during this period they would also get stipend of Rs 6000 per month.

The BOM also discussed a proposal to set up new TEVTA institute

at Chak Jhumra in order to provide skilled workforce to the industries

to be set up in M-3 Industrial Estate. In this connection the BOM will request concerned authorities to provide space for the Institute in M-3 Industrial Estate, Value Addition City and Textile City. However the

staff for these centers would be arranged by TEVTA.

The BOM also discussed the increasing demand of skilled workers

abroad particularly for China and Korea where they could get better

salary package. Hence, it was decided to organize Chinese and Korean Language courses for these workers.

   Earlier, Muhammad Kashif Akhtar District Manager TEVTA gave a detailed presentation on the activities, achievements and future planning of TEVTA.

The meeting was also attended by Senior Vice president FCCI

Mr. Riaz-ul-Haq, Vice President Chaudhary Muhammad Asghar, Chaudhry Muhammad Boota in addition to the principals and heads of various

TEVTA institutions in Faisalabad.