PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan Friday directed the total transformation of TEVTA functions, realignment of professional and technical skills building trainings with the market and industries.
He said the new ground realities of the market and industrial sector required highly skilled manpower in order to raise the existing placement for jobs from 25 percent to 70percent. “Compromising improvement and progress creates a lot of problem that we have seen in the last few decades and the people are still bearing the brunt of these illogical compromises adding that resistance to change and improvement delays the growth”, he added.
He was presiding over a meeting of TEVTA at Chief Minister Secretariat Peshawar. The meeting focused on the functions, progress of work on the functionalization of different institutes, the governance and budget related issues and made a number of decisions.
Provincial Minister for Finance Taimoor Saleem Jhagra, Additional Chief Secretary Shehzad Bangash, Head of SSU Sahibzada Saeed, Secretaries of Finance, Industries, Science and Information Technology MD TEVTA Muhammad Amin and others attended the meeting.
The TEVTA needs to have a comprehensive strategy with focus on employment quality of its trained manpower, the tracking system and even the replication of successful model for the rapid growth of private sectors in the province.
Industrial transformation and new dynamics of market, necessitated, the need drive professionalism and quality trainings to feed the private sector. In some areas there should be quick fixes and in others there should be comprehensive strategy. The government has already planned the correction and replacement of required optics for job creation and rapid growth.
Appreciating the working of the management of TEVTA Mahmood Khan directed it to develop different domains and productive use of its employees. He appreciated the savings made by the management of TEVTA and bringing transparency urging it to develop linkages with the different industries.
He stressed for effective monitoring of progress of TEVTA institutes to ensure performance evaluation and financial review.
CM assured to provide all out support to TEVTA and directed the finance department to arrangement funding immediately. He also directed to resolve and fix the governance related issues of TEVTA. The government will help them out, he assured. Mahmood Khan said the government wanted to track TEVTA on modern lines. We will welcome recommendations in this regard and assured that feasible recommendations will be accommodated in the overall approach for a streamlined TEVTA, he added.