On-job training for youth in industrial sector begins

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Tuesday formally launched the apprenticeship act to provide online training to the youth in the industrial sector.

The certification will be done by TEVTA. The chief minister also planted a sapling at the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) secretariat and inspected the blue pottery display centre. Speaking on the occasion, Usman Buzdar said that the Punjab government had formulated the first skill policy which would be presented before the cabinet soon for approval. “The past governments,” he alleged, “ignored TEVTA while the PTI-led government has given Rs3 billion for different TEVTA programmes. The Skill Punjab Portal has also been designed to provide jobs to the skilled youth.”

The CM announced to establish the first Skill Technology Park over an area of 120-Kanal in TEVTA secretariat. He said that 220,000 students were being trained in 403 TEVTA institutions every year. “Punjab’s first skill mapping project is successfully moving forward in collaboration with the urban unit,” he added.

CM Buzdar announces to set up first ever skill technology park

“More than 100,000 youths have been given free skill education under CM Hunarmand Programme to provide employment to the youth,” stated the CM.

He also said that new technical universities were being set up in the province. “An international standard engineering university will be established in Sialkot with an amount of Rs17 billion and the government will extend full support to the TEVTA institutions,” he pledged.

The CM congratulated the successful graduates of Hunarmand Nojawan Programme and appreciated their skills. He hoped that technical education of good quality would help overcome poverty and unemployment.

Ali Suleiman Siddique said that TEVTA would establish 17 centres of excellence with technical support of the Asian Development Bank. “Pakistan’s first electric car will also be developed in TEVTA. 37 courses are being held in 140 TEVTA institutions under CPT&A and all institutions will be brought under the CPT&A within the next two years,” he added.

Secretary Industries Wasif Khursheed and others were also present on the occasion.



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