Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has ordered total transformation of Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) and realignment of professional and technical skill training as per the market demands.
He said the new ground realities of the market and industrial sector required highly skilled manpower to raise the existing placement for jobs from 25 percent to 70 percent. "Compromising improvement and progress create a lot of problems that we have seen in the last few decades and people are still bearing the brunt of these illogical compromises. Resistance to change and improvement delays the growth," he added.
He was presiding over a meeting of TEVTA at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar, according to a handout. The meeting focused on the functions, progress of different institutes, the governance and budget-related issues and made a number of decisions.
Provincial Minister for Finance Taimoor Saleem Jhagra, Additional Chief Secretary Shehzad Bangash, head of SSU Sahibzada Saeed, Secretaries of Finance, Industries, Science & Information Technology MD TEVTA Muhammad Amin and others attended the meeting.
The chief minister said the services sector was being rediscovered and the quality of training be brought to the international standard as professional education and training will be the focus area for fulfilling the future needs of the province.
Appreciating the working of the management of TEVTA, Mahmood Khan directed it to develop different domains and productive use of its employees. He appreciated the savings made by the management of TEVTA and bringing transparency, urging it to develop linkages with the different industries. The chief minister emphasized on effective monitoring of progress of TEVTA institutes to ensure performance evaluation and financial review.