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Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) with the collaboration of Microsoft will provide IT training to its 30 thousand trainees annually.  The purpose of this training is to increase the employability of youth of the province of Punjab by equipping them with various industry and business skills related IT courses.

Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh was addressing a MoU signing ceremony with Microsoft here at TEVTA Secretariat.  The MoU was signed by Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh and Country Enterprise Director Microsoft Abid Zaidi.

Both the organizations will work together to carry out an assessment of the student market in Punjab to understand the need and scope of skills, in particular, pertaining to business administration and management in order to initiate the potential for the development and delivery of appropriate training and education.

In addition to their regular training programme, they will also appear in Microsoft examination.  After passing the examination, they will also be called Microsoft Specialist.

Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that the curricula will be designed with the assistance of Microsoft to meet the local market needs so that youth may be trained as per requirement of the industry.  The integrity of all programmes will be assessed and validated through Microsoft Office Specialist Examination to ensure a common standard inexperience and outcome.

The partnership will successfully take place in line with the policy guidelines of Chief Minister Punjab to give I.T. training to the youth of the province of Punjab.  At present, I.T. courses are part of all the Diploma of Associate Engineer (DAE) courses but now TEVTA will also include in its short courses, one and two-year diploma courses as well.  To run these courses successfully in all Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority institutes, teachers will also be given training and new induction will be made where required.

TEVTA Officers Akhtar Abbas Bharwana, Hamid Ghani Anjum, Amir Aziz, Umer Farooq, Naeem Aslam, and others attended the MoU ceremony.


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