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April 8, 2015

Tevta signs MoU with UVAS on poultry courses


April 8, 2015

Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) has signed an MoU with University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS) and Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) on Tuesday to offer poultry related courses.
According to the MoU, a Government Technical Training Centre (GTTC) will be established by TEVTA at UVAS Ravi Campus, Main GT Road, Pattoki.
General Manager TEVTA Hamid Ghani Anjum, Dean UVAS Pattoki Campus Dr Muhammad Akram, and Chairman PPA (North Zone) Dr Mustafa Kamal signed the MoU.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh, Vice-Chancellor UVAS Dr Talat Naseer Pasha, Chief Executive Big Bird Group Abdul Basit, Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Jawad Ahmad Qureshi, General Managers Abdul Qayyum, Azhar Iqbal Shad, Director R&D Dr Iftikhar Hussain Shah, Salman Basit, Dr Abdul Karim, and other TEVTA officers were also present.
According to the details of the MoU, short courses related to poultry industry including Handy-Man (Multi Skills), Rural Poultry, Electrician, Plumbing and Sanitary Installer, RAC Technician and Generator Mechanic will be offered. These courses will be offered to all general public including students of UVAS and nominees of the PPA. The UVAS will provide building for the above institute on its Ravi Campus at Pattoki whereas TEVTA will provide curricula of selected courses, Machinery & Equipment for Training, Faculty and Examination and Certification through Trade Testing Board (TTB)/ and Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE).
For the course of Handy-Man (Multi Skills), the UVAS will send all the students enrolled in the Diploma of Poultry Assistant to the GTTC during September to November to receive the multi-skills training. After the completion of training at the TEVTA, the students will resume their 2nd year of studies at the UVAS till completion of the diploma.
Addressing participants, Irfan Qaiser Shaikh said this joint venture would increase employment opportunities for passing out

students with better wages through capacity building in multi-skills enabling them to compete at the local and international level. It will be cost-effective for poultry farm owners by hiring the Poultry Assistants and supervisors equipped with multi-skilled (handy-man).
Dr Talat Naseer Pasha said the poultry sector was a thriving industry due to an ever increasing demand of chicken food products in the market adding but poultry farms were facing shortage of skilled manpower equipped with the right set of technical skills and professional knowledge.
Abdul Basit and Chairman PPA (North Zone) Dr Mustafa Kamal said the demand of the industry was partially met through two-years Diploma of Poultry Assistant offered by the UVAS and recognised by the PPA. However, certain technical skills related to electrical maintenance, plumbing, welding works and carpentry were not available to the industry. Meanwhile, the Still and Film Society of the UVAS arranged short film and photography contests in connection with the Spring Festival 2015 on Tuesday.

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