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ICCI and TEVTA to collaborate for enhancing manpower export January 06, 2015
Meeting at ICCI
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), Government of Punjab have discussed matters to enhance collaboration for providing skilled force to industry and promoting export of manpower. 
It was deliberated during a meeting of Col. ® Aamir Hassan, Consultant, TEVTA with Muzammil Hussain Sabri, President Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Chamber House. There was a consensus between the two sides that the promotion of technical and vocational education was a pre-requisite to promote industrialization and accelerate the pace of GDP growth. 
Col. ® Aamir Hassan apprised that TEVTA has developed an online web portal to provide detail of TEVTA graduates and added that business and industrial organizations could benefit of this database to find out manpower of required skills. He said TEVTA was providing demand driven, standardized and integrated technical education and vocational trainings in about 100 categories to meet the domestic demand and enhance the global competitiveness of Pakistani manpower so that our country could overcome the problem of unemployment and earn more foreign remittances. He said TEVTA would like to enhance cooperation with ICCI to meet the current needs of local industry and promote export of Pakistan workers.
Muzammil Hussain Sabri, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry appreciated the initiatives of TEVTA for providing various trainings to youth to enhance scope of its absorption in local and international markets. He said day by day technology innovations required continuous up-gradation of training courses and stressed that TEVTA in consultation with Chambers of Commerce should conduct trainings need assessment and develop latest courses to meet the today’s requirements of industry. He said TEVTA should share its online database with major Chambers for uploading the same on websites for the benefit of members.
He said that Pakistan has lot of potential to increase export of skilled manpower to many parts of the world and urged that TEVTA should provide trainings and certifications at par with international standards so that our trained workers could get easy employment in international market. He said the focus should be on providing trainings in upscale professions that are in high demand in the world instead of producing low scale skilled labor. Both sides agreed to hold regular meetings for curricula review keeping in view the changing needs of industry.

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