Rawalpindi - Chairman Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Irfan Qaiser Shair has said that TEVTA is being revamped and will work in accordance with the demand of the local industry.

A total of 16 new short courses of 3 to 6 months duration would also be started from January 2015 to train the people, he said. He said that it was need of the hour to prepare skilled manpower for the uplift of the industry and TEVTA was stressing to promote public private partnership. Ifran Qaiser was exchanging these views with the President Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) Syed Asad Mashadi during his visit to the chamber on Friday.  Regional Manager TEVTA Engineer Usman Ali, District Manager Farhat Jahan Ara, Vice-President RCCI Saboor Malik, members’ executive committee and other member of the chamber were also present on the occasion.

Irfan Qaiser Shair said that TEVTA was currently running 140 courses of 54 different trades and only 80 to 90 courses were according to market requirement while rest were going useless.

He said that in previous year 98,500 students were enrolled in TEVTA and only 30 per cent were able to find jobs. “Keeping this in mind we were trying to change TEVTA functioning and from now onwards through public private partnership or with consultation of local industry only those courses would be kicked off which would benefits the industry,” he said.  

He further said that at regional level board of management was being established and local stakeholder would be given preference to create effectiveness in TEVTA system. He ensured his full support to the president RCCI.