Lahore - Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh has said that TEVTA Punjab has started world’s sixth and Pakistan’s first online Skilled Labor Market Information System (SLMIS). TEVTA pass-outs can submit their particulars for SLMIS developed by TEVTA Punjab.  This information system is providing key information on Punjab’s labor market including market trends, skill training opportunities in different trades & technologies, data of passing out students and job seekers as well as vacancies for technical persons in the industry.  He was addressing in a meeting at TEVTA Secretariat here yesterday.  Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmed Qureshi and others were also present on the occasion.

Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that the facility of free registration is available for all the students of technical & vocational institutes, job seekers and employers on this web portal so that unemployed skilled youth may find suitable job opportunities. This web portal will also provide information on employment & unemployment rates in different sectors of industry besides other useful economic data.  At present, UK, Korea, Malaysia, Philippine and Sri Lanka are using labor market information systems. All these systems have been studied in development of SLMIS by Punjab TEVTA.

Chairperson TEVTA further added that the SLMIS are being operated and maintained at TEVTA Secretariat. The labor market information of whole Punjab is consolidated at TEVTA secretariat in coordination with its district level offices. The training of staff for running the SLMIS has already been completed during and operational instructions have been issued to field offices.  Such initiatives by TEVTA will help reduce unemployment in the fight against poverty and enable the skilled youth of Punjab to contribute towards socio-economic development of the country.