PVTC to provide mobile repair training with Zakat
LAHORE: The Punjab Vocational Training Council (PVTC) is shifting its focus to the service sector and has planned a training programme on cellular phone repair for deserving students, said PVTC chairman Sikandar Mustafa Khan, adding that the courses would be funded with Zakat.
Khan said that PVTC was also giving special attention to agriculture because more than 70 percent of the Pakistani population was living in rural areas. “One of our main objectives is to stop mass migration from rural areas to urban localities, because the cities no longer have the capacity to house more people,” he said, adding that PVTC would introduce rural economy-based trades in vocational training institutes.
The chairman said that the private sector’s response to the training institutes was encouraging. “Private entrepreneurs are taking keen interest in the management of our training institutes because they produce skilled labour for their units.”
“The Punjab chief minister has allocated Rs 720 million to set up 500 schools in the province. These will train 0.1 million Zakat-deserving people.
TEVTA workshop to update technical education curricula: Pakistani industry is in dire need of skilled labour and such labour can only be trained by having modern technical training institutes, said by Mian Misbahur Rehman, the president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the opening of a two-day workshop on Monday.
The workshop, arranged by the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), aims to modernise the DCom Curricula. Earlier, TEVTA chairman Yosuaf Kamal said that since taking charge he had realised that the curricula at TEVTA institute were not “up to the mark” and irrelevant to industrial needs. The latest DCom curricula has been prepared in less than three months, and caters to the needs of the Accounting, Banking, Insurance and Service sectors.