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Certificates given to 27,000 skilled workers

By our correspondents
November 02, 2016


Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) has issued nationally and globally recognised free certificates to 27,000 uncertified skilled workers in Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme up to October 31, 2016. 

According to a press release on Tuesday, the programme was started in April, 2015 and this target has successfully been achieved now. 

It was stated by Tevta chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh while addressing the progress review meeting of RPL programme for uncertified skilled force through Ustad Shagird System at Tevta Secretariat. Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, Tevta Officers Akhtar Abbas Bharwana, Aamir Aziz, Azhar Iqbal Shad, Mustafa Kamal Pasha, Waheed Asghar, Maqsood Ahmed, Aisha Qazi, Uzma Nadia, Sarfraz Anwar and other officers were present on this occasion.

Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said PC-I have been approved for this programme and it has been planned to register 28,000 uncertified skills during the current financial year. Free registration in third phase of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) across the province of Punjab is in progress. Uncertified skilled workforce will get certification after passing theory and practical test of concerned trade.

The admission criteria for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) include minimum age limit 19 years holding CNIC, minimum 2 years Industry experience, record of employment, use of skills and reference from the employer. Integrated assessment (knowledge, skill and attitude) theory & practical will be the basis for self-assessment. The chairperson said in addition to existing 15 trades of the RPL programme, eight more trades were added in the 2nd phase.

This programme has been designed according to the requirement of national and international market. Integrated assessment (knowledge, skill and attitude) theory & practical are the basis for self-assessment. It is completely free of cost and is helpful for skilled manpower who has not acquired formal skilled training. The certificate will be accepted at national and international level, he concluded. 

schemes approved: The Punjab government approved two development schemes one each for agriculture and road sectors with an estimated cost of Rs 5383.507 million. 

The schemes were approved in the 26th meeting of Provincial Development Working Party (PDWP) of current fiscal year 2016-17 chaired by the Punjab Chairman P&D Board, Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan. Secretary P&D Iftikhar Ali Sahoo, all members of the Planning & Development Board, provincial secretaries concerned and other senior representatives of the relevant departments attended meeting.

According to spokesman for P&DD, the approved development schemes included Promotion of High Value Agriculture through Provision of Climate Smart Technology Package at the cost of Rs 4884.13 million and widening / improvement of road from Heera Adda to Ghalloo More Ladhana and Pir Jaggi Sharif, Tehsil Layyah (L=37.80 km) (G-I 0.00 to 20.00 km length 20.00 K-II 20.00 to 37.80 length=17.80 km), Layyah at the cost of Rs. 499.377 million.