LAHORE  - Tevta is upgrading its curricula in consultation with private sector to produce international standard manpower.

These views were expressed by TEVTA Chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh while speaking at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry on Friday. Former LCCI President Shahid Hassan Sheikh, former Senior Vice President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad and EC members also spoke on the occasion.

Irfan said that the TEVTA wanted to sign MOU with LCCI. He suggested forming TEVTA-LCCI liaison committee. He also said that all TEVTA labs are being upgraded through extra funding.

The Chairman said that trained manpower can play vibrant role to boost the national economy and growth of industry. TEVTA Punjab is a torch bearer with the mission to spread technical education and vocational training across the country and provide trained manpower to the local as well as international market. Industrialists, entrepreneurs, manufacturers and service providers are the back bone of the Pakistani economy.

Speaking on the occasion, LCCI Senior Vice President Mian Nauman Kabir said that LCCI and TEVTA are already making collective efforts to ensure the provision of skilled workforce to the local industry.

He said that collaboration between the two institutions ultimately bridge the Skill Gap which will lead to a quantum jump in the exports of the country, by value addition and responding to technological shift in the manufacturing & facing the challenges of Globalization.