Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) is constantly making its efforts to fulfill the employment needs of youngsters in Pakistan. Just recently, it announced that it would offer the Chinese language course to some 15,000 students. The purpose was to make the already trained, skilled labor force of Pakistan more acceptable in the Chinese market. And now, it has partnered with PUM Netherlands Senior Expert (Non-Profit Organization) to promote small and medium entrepreneurship across the province of the Punjab.
Both departments will jointly effort to encourage hospitality and entrepreneurship in different districts to spread the local products at an international level.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that Dutch Organization would also find out the needs of the hospitality sector across the province of the Punjab and courses required in that area will be offered accordingly. Both organizations are committed to supporting economic and private sector development in general and individual small and medium-sized enterprises in particular. Dutch experts are arriving soon.
They will complete their study at the end of next month so that implementation to accomplish the task should be started. National and multinational companies require the services of trained manpower in hospitality and food sectors. This partnership will help us to train the youth as per international standard.
Senior Expert PUM Netherlands Non-Profit Organization France Friedman said that PUM provides business support and technical assistance to small and medium-sized enterprises and TVET system through deploying senior experts, all having 30 years of business experience, as volunteer professionals during short-term missions geared at the transfer of knowledge and skills.
With the usage of new technology, sharing the state of the art knowledge from our Master Trainers, Pakistani youth will successfully get employment opportunities at local as well as international level. Our organization will fully support for the promotion of vocational training in Punjab, he concluded.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh and Senior Expert PUM Netherlands (a non-profit organization) France Friedman signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at TEVTA Secretariat.
Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, TEVTA Board Member Asim Qadri, TEVTA Officers including Akhtar Abbas Bharwana, Amir Aziz, Azhar Iqbal Shad, Ayesha Qazi, Uzma Nadia, Umber Chattha and others were present on this occasion.