Pakistan’s first technical and vocational training university would be established in Punjab by Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Punjab. This vocational training university would be developed in cooperation with Chinese Tianjin University of Technical Education (TUTE).
There was a deal penned down between TEVTA Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh & Liu Xin the TUTE President. They made a contract to build University of Technical and Vocational Education in Pakistan as per a TEVTA spokesperson. Shehbaz Sharif who is currently Punjab Chief Minister and Rana Mashood School Education Minister were also part of the occasion.
The two authorities have agreed to offer nine courses to the students. These courses include Information technology, automobile, electronics, mechanical mechatronics, mechatronics, management science, advanced Chinese Language, pedagogical training and 3D printing technology.
Mr Rana Mashood said that this would not just give an opportunity to skilled workers to obtain world class education but also enable them to earn in Pakistan as well as in foreign lands. In short, unemployment would be reduced in the youth of Pakistan.
Moreover vocational education would be introduced in schools as well. 39 public schools of various towns and districts would be made in to vocational training institutes. From class 3, awareness would be given about technical education.
Rana Mashood also told that on 15th June a Chinese delegation would visit Pakistan and work upon the syllabus, faculty recruitment and syllabus of this education project. TUTE would use its experience in the establishment and operation of this new university. Apart from curricula setup and hiring procedure TUTE would also supervise construction of laboratories and training of the faculty. The finance would be covered by TEVTA.