The Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Punjab will establish Pakistan’s first ever technical and vocational training university in Punjab in collaboration with the Chinese Tianjin University of Technical Education (TUTE).
The agreement for establishing the University of Technical and Vocational Education (UTVE) was signed by the Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh and President TUTE Liu Xin in Tianjin China during the Pakistani delegation’s recent visit to China, said a TEVTA spokesman.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and School Education Minister Rana Mashood were also present on the occasion.
According to the agreement, around nine-degree courses will be offered at UTVE including Information Technology, Automobile, Electronics, Mechanical Mechatronics, Management Science, Advanced Chinese Language, Pedagogical Training and 3D Printing Technology.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that the chief minister’s wish of establishing UTVE would come true.
Irfan said that 60 per cent of Pakistan’s population was youth and the establishment of UTVE would assist the youth to develop their skills.