Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has initiated the offerings of short-courses in the Chinese language at technical institutes because of the approaching Chinese cash and trade arrival in the province.
For meeting the requirements of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) the KPK Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) has started to offer the language courses and technical education with the assistance of non-profit organizations across the technical colleges in the province.
Sharafat Ali—K-P TEVTA Administrator said that the KPK governments is trying to encourage vocational and technical education and training throughout the province in collaboration with the local businesses and industries.
Relating the impact of CPEC on technical education Ali said that it is very important not just for Pakistan but specifically for the province too. He called CPEC a multibillion-dollar project.
He mentioned that CPEC would be providing the chances of employment for many a people provided that the people are competent enough and ready to avail these opportunities. This is one big reason for introducing the Chinese language courses.
Besides the language courses technical education short courses for welding and plumbing are also being offered, the TEVTA chief added.
He also said that anybody could take up admission in these technical colleges especially women.
Ali added that it’s a big opportunity for the people of Pakistan and people should take it seriously and better start preparing themselves for it without wasting any more time.
TEVTA indicated that it has collaborated with the local industries so that it could provide a two-month long internship programme to the students for hands-on training experience.
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