Lahore August 30, 2017: Chairman Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Irfan Qaiser Sheikh wanted to extend the collaboration with United States (US) in the fields of livestock, agriculture and English Language teaching.
He was briefing US Consul General Lahore Elazabeth Kennedy Trudeau here on Wednesday at TEVTA Secretariat. Political and Economic Section Chief US Consul General Ann L Mason and other TEVTA officials were also present on occasion.
Irfan Qaiser Sheikh further explained that TEVTA needed expertise, master trainers from US besides we wanted training opportunities for our students in US industries. He vowed that TEVTA wanted to start English Language Course in collaboration with US for 1000 students therefore US Consul General Lahore’s support is require in this regard. In beginning as this would benefit youth of Punjab who are real power of the country, he said adding that number of students for English Language Course will be increased in upcoming years.
He further said that youth are future builders of our country therefore there is dire need to empower them through teaching them foreign languages which would benefit them. He told that TEVTA’s Chinese Language course is already running successfully and in previous month Turkish organization also shown interest to start Turkish Language Course with TEVTA.
He added that TEVTA has increased the number of apprenticeship for its students from 3000 to 71,000. In next four years these numbers will be increased up to 200,000, he said adding that at apprenticeship a student is provided up to Rs. 7000 besides training at the industry which later on offer him job.
Irfan went on saying that TEVTA has also Pakistan’s only Blue Pottery Institute in Multan. He further informed US Consul General that TEVTA is already working in collaboration with Japan and Turkey in several fields.
US Consul General Elezabeth Kennedy observed that US is also interested in working with TEVTA as working in this field with Pakistan will strengthen Pak-US relations. She added that US will also work with Turkish, Japanese and German organizations in Pakistan as this would increase the quality.
US Consul General also appreciated the increase in the number of apprenticeship by TEVTA by saying that its working under a perfect plan. She further visited Cooking classes and talked to the students. She also admired the bakery items made by the students.
Lahore July 17, 2017: Chairman TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh meeting with Vice President TIKA Dr. Birol Cetin. TEVTA Officers Akhtar Abbas Bharwana, Amir Aziz and other officers are also present at this occasion.
Lahore July 06, 2017: Chairman Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Irfan Qaiser Sheikh has said that if Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a loan of Rs 50 to 70 million dollar on easy conditions, it will provide interest free loan to its shining graduates so that they can start their own business besides, all TEVTA institutes will also be converted on Solar Energy Technology.
The five member delegation of ADB visited the TEVTA secretariat and institute. The delegation visited the class rooms of Chinese Language, IT, mobile repairing, hospitality and others. The delegation comprised of Advisor to Vice President ADB Chen Chen, Country Director PRM Zaihong Yang, Principal Education Specialist Norman LaRocque, economist Farzana Noshab and Social Sector Specialist Munir Abro.
Later, while briefing the media, Irfan Qaiser sheikh was of the view that World Bank also provided 50 million dollar loan to TEVTA. We had provided skills to more than 200,000 students in year, now there is need to empower them by providing interest free loan, he added. He further told the media persons that mark up on the loan will be bear by TEVTA.
He further informed the ADB Vice President that TEVTA’s focus is short courses because a six month course can provide reasonable earning to both male and female students. He added that TEVTA has hired international master trainers in order to increase the quality of education.
Irfan Qaiser further explained that TEVTA is offering latest and updated courses for the students and will continue to add more courses in context of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). These courses included Chinese Language, Hospitality Management, Construction, Industry, Automobile, IT, Security, Beautician, Financial Market and many other which area attracting thousands of students, he said. He told that in order to provide access to international market for its students, TEVTA had also started several courses in collaboration with several multinational organizations.
Lahore July 04, 2017: Minister Industries Punjab Sheikh Allaudin, Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh along with Chinese delegation talking to media about establishment of Pakistan's first ever technical and vocational university.
Lahore April 25, 2017: Master trainers of Sri Lanka called upon Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh here on Tuesday at TEVTA Secretariat.
While talking to the trainers, Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh observed that TEVTA is working for making quality of training courses better as international master trainers will provide international level education to Pakistani youth. He further said that students will also be able to obtain international opportunities. He said that TEVTA will bear the bearing all living expenditures of these trainers as well paying them for training youth.
Irfan was of the view that like Sri Lanka, TEVTA is also working for provision of master trainers from other countries like China and Japan which will increase the capability of students.
15 Masters Trainers of Sri Lanka were arrived in Pakistan to train 1400 students in courses of Food Preparation and Cooking (Pastry) and Food Preparation and Cooking (Culinary). The six month courses are being offered at 9 TEVTA institutions in four districts of Punjab including Lahore Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Multan.
Sri Lankan Trainers said that they are pleased to be in Pakistan. They said that Sri Lanka’s chef industry is one of the best in Asia and we would be pleased if our services will Pakistani youth to learn international standard training in foods and culinary. We will deliver our best, they said.
Lahore April 19, 2017: Station Commander (Navy) Lahore S M Shahzad has called upon Chairperson Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Irfan Qaiser Sheikh here on Wednesday at TEVTA Secretariat.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh offered Pakistan Navy for a joint venture on provision of technical training on different courses in which Pakistan Navy has expertise. He said that by this joint venture or partnership, Pakistan Navy will be able provide master trainers at already existing TEVTA institutions where courses like laser cutting, motor winding, ship braking, auto mechanic and refrigeration will be offered.
The agreement will be signed after the approval of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif in upcoming week, he further explained.
Chairperson said that TEVTA is already working with Pakistan Air Force (PAF) in Murree where the facilities were provided by PAF. Pakistan Navy’s trainers will add value to the TEVTA’s training courses where Navy’s master trainers will supervise the training as well as provide curricula for these courses, he added. Irfan said that by this joint venture students will be able to get quality training and education.
Station Commander Navy Lahore S M Shahzad observed that technical education is necessary for changing fate of Pakistan and TEVTA’s role is very crucial in this regard. Pakistan Navy has expertise in technical training especially in the field of cooking, ship braking and auto mechanic, he said.
Lahore April 17, 2017: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Chief Mr. Yasuhiro TOJO Visited TEVTA Secretariat to sign an agreement with Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh Mr. TOJO agreed to provide 105 Million Rupees to Technology College Faisalabad. Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh wishes to Launch Training Courses on the same footing as in japan for Technical and Vocation Training. He further expresses to initiate on job Training Courses for TEVTA Graduate. Chairperson appreciated the corporation being extended to TEVTA by JICA and desired to initiate further state of the art courses for TEAVTA and requested JICA Chief to provide TEVTA with Master trainers to supervise the Courses. The expenses for master trainers will be borne by Punjab Government. Mr Irfan Qaiser Sheikh wishes to further strengthen the bond between JICA and TEVTA. He Edit that it his desire to have an exchange programs were TEVTA Graduate can go to Japan for training and be a part of their industry.
Lahore April 13, 2017: Punjab Minister for Industries Ch. Sheikh Alauddin, along with Secretary Industries and Chinese delegation visited TEVTA Secretariat and met Chairperson Irfan Qaiser Sheikh. TEVTA chief briefed them about ongoing projects and courses. Further the delegation was appraised that four thousand students will be inducted in Chinese language classes this year. Currently, nine thousand students are learning Chinese language and the strength would be increased to 16000. Chairperson told the delegation that TEVTA is specially concentrating on information technology, trade, hospitality, construction and textile courses. Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that skilled development courses are the top priority of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and TEVTA is acting on his directions in true letter and spirit. During the meeting Chinese delegation led by Vice President of TianJin Peoples Association for Friendship with Countries Mr. Chen Weiming offered Chairman that they will accommodate four thousand students of Tevta with different courses in China. Irfan Qaiser Sheikh thanked him while saying that it shows the trust on TEVTA. Representatives of Chinese Consulate were also present in the meeting. Later on, the delegation along with Chairman TEVTA visited Chinese language classes and met students. The delegation communicated with the students in Chinese and highly appreciated their fluency in language within such a short span of time.
Lahore April 12, 2017: On direction of CM Punjab Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh met Chief Traffic Officer Rai Ijaz to launch a driving course under supervision of traffic police Lahore with-in major training institutes of TEVTA. Earlier, TEVTA has been conducting such courses in collaboration with national highways and motorways police and trained five thousands drivers. As an output trained drivers were accommodated by transport companies like Careem and Uber. Chairperson TEVTA wishes to launch state of the art driving course with the assistant of city traffic police Lahore. It was discussed in the meeting to start driving courses at five training institute of TEVTA. Two courses shall begin from May including and short courses of LTV and three to six month long course from HTV. CTO briefed the chairperson that the incentive of such courses would be issuance of license right after induction in driving course. This would serve as an impetus for our untrained drivers and deliver to improve traffic problems and road safety concerns of the public.
Lahore April 11, 2017: Representatives of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) visited TEVTA Secretariat and held detailed meeting with Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh. They also had exchange of views and discussion on ongoing and future plans of cooperation. Worthy Chairperson thanked JICA for their continuous cooperation and being the only organization that has particularly delivered to the TVET sector of Pakistan. Chairperson further discussed the centre of excellence being raised in Faisalabad by TEVTA at the cost of six million dollars. JICA has also announced to upgrade twelve existing labs of TEVTA for a cost of five to six million dollars. Chairperson further appreciated the gift courses being offered at Govt. College of Technology with collaboration of JICA. CM Punjab has appraised about the collaboration progress and satisfaction was expressed. It was further wished that JICA should assist TEVTA to launch auto-mobile courses.
Lahore March 22, 2017: Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is presenting Blue Pottery Souvenir (manufactured in TEVTA Institute of Blue Pottery Multan) to US Consul General Yuriy Fedkiw during his visit to TEVTA Secretariat, Lahore.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is briefing the delagation of under training officers from NIPA about on going projects by TEVTA.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is talking to the students during visit of Chinese Language class. Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Jawad Ahmed Qureshi and others are also seen in the picture.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is inaugurating display corner of TEVTA ceramics products at Lahore College for Women University. Members Ceramic Board TEVTA Nabila Intisar, Zafar Mehmood, Akhtar Abbas Bharwana, Riffat Dar and others are also seen in the picture.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is giving brief about Technical Education and Vocational Training system to senior journalists of print and electronic media including Zia Shahid, Sohail Warriach, Raees Ansari, Salman Ghani, Saeeda Fazal, Esaar Rana, Choudhary Ghulam Hussain, Naveed Choudhary, Ahmad Waleed during their visit here yesterday at TEVTA Secretariat. Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmed Qureshi is also seen in the picture.
Chinese Consul General Mr. Yu Boren is unveiling the inaugural plague of Chinese language Lab at TEVTA Institute. Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh and other are also present at this occasion.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is talking with Vice President Adult Education Program Holyoke Community College Massachusetts USA Kirmet Berg. Program Officer American Educational Foundation in Pakistan Rahat Kareem, TEVTA Officers Akhtar Abbas Bharwana, Amir Aziz and other officers are also present at this occasion.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is in group photo with TEVTA skilled manpower on the occasion of distributing Visa and appointment letters for employment in Malaysia at TEVTA Secretariat. Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Jawad Ahmed Qureshi and others are also present on this occasion.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is talking with delegation of PUM Netherland Senior Expert Non-Profit Organization Headed by France Friedmen. TEVTA Board Member Asim Qadri, Muhammad Arslan and Muhammad Mubin are also present at this occasion.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is addressing the participants to start HTV course for the unemployed youth. Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, SSP Motorway Police Masroor Kolachi, Head CAREEM networks Lahore Muhammd Usman, Consultant EPIC Ghulam Mustafa and others are also present on this occasion.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is talking with 4 member delegations of Beijing LEVCN Electric Technology Ltd. China Deng Yuehui, Liu Hao, Xu Yanan and Han Zong Chuan at TEVTA Secretariat.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is addressing the committee to implement the Turk KOSGEB model in Punjab. Former Ambassador for Turkey Haroon Shaukat, General Manager SMEDA Shaharyar Khan, M.D. PSIC Bilal Butt, Deputy Secretary Industries Department Rubab Afshah and others are also present.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is in group photo with TEVTA skilled manpower on the occasion of distributing Visa and appointment letters for employment abroad at TEVTA Secretariat. Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Jawad Ahmed Qureshi and others are also present on this occasion.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is talking with Country Head Microsoft Nadeem Aslam Malik to train TEVTA trainees in Microsoft Courses. Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, Amir Aziz, Azhar Iqbal Shad and others are also present on this occasion.
After completion of training of 90 TEVTA Teachers by Master Trainers of TIKA, Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is in group photo with TIKA Coordinator in Pakistan Mustafa Giray, Turk Master Trainers, TEVTA Officers and Teachers at this occasion.
Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that future of Pakistan is linked to promotion of technical education. He said an agreement had been signed with Pakistan Air Force for the TEVTA teachers' training, under which, Air Force instructors have trained first batch of 500 TEVTA teachers. He expressed these views while addressing the ceremony of distribution of certificates among TEVTA teachers at Model Town, Thursday.
Vice Chief of Air Staff Pakistan Air Force, Air Marshal Saeed Ahmed Khan, Deputy Chief of Air Staff (Training) Air Marshal Farooq Habib, Air Commodore Sajid Mehmood Awan, MPA Zaeem Hussain Qadri, Chairman TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh, instructors of Pakistan Air Force, TEVTA authorities, intellectuals and columnists were present on the occasion.
On the occasion of inauguration ceremony of 21 days TEVTA Teachers Training Program with the collaboration of TIKA, Chairperson TEVTA is in group with Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, Turkish Delegation and TEVTA Teachers.
Chairman Standing Committee for Finance and MNA Qaiser Ahmed Shaikh is inaugurating the Govt. Technical Training Institute for Boys, Chiniot. Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh, Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, S.M. Munir, Ghulam Abbas Niswana, Muhammad Hussain Javaid Marth, Mian Mukhtar, Sohail Bin Rashid and Shaukat Kichi and others were also present at this occasion.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is addressing a meeting on the occasion of visit of JICA Delegation at TEVTA Secretariat. Senior Representative JICA in Pakistan Mr. Motoo Taki, JICA Project Chief Kakisu San, Expert JICA Mr. Akira Oda, Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Jawad Ahmed Qureshi and others are also present at this occasion.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is opening 2 days National Skills Show at International Expo Center Lahore. Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, Mehmood Ghazanavi and other are also present on this occasion.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is briefing State Minister for Education Balig ur Rehman about the projects prepared by TEVTA students at National Skills Show at International Expo Center Lahore.
Provincial Minister for Industries Choudhary Muhammad Shafiq is addressing the press conference. He said that on the directions of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) has regularized all of its employees. Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh, Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmed Qureshi and other are also present on this occasion.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is addressing the delegation of Turkish KOSGEB Company. President KOSGEB Recep Bicer, Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmed Qureshi and other are also present on this occasion.
Team Leader Turkish Delegation Huliya Kirmizigil is inaugurating TEVTA two week food and beverage training program. Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh, Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, Mustafa Tezel, Yesim Baktir, Chief Operating Officer Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, Board Member Nilofer Sikandar, Members District Board of Management Lahore Mehmood Ghazanvi Choudhry Wajid, Mian Zahid Javaid and others are also present at this occasion.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is talking with Head of Department for International Development (DFID - UK based Organization) Ben French in a meeting at TEVTA Secretariat. Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Jawad Ahmed Qureshi and other officers are also present at this occasion.
Chairperson TEVTA Irfan Qaiser Sheikh is talking with Chief Executive Officer of The Association of Business Executives (ABE) U.K. Gareth Robinson in a meeting. Chief Operating Officer TEVTA Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, Regional Director ABE Usman Akram and other officers are also present at this occasion.
Ms. Marvi Memon, Minister of State /Chairperson Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) visited TEVTA Secretariat. The honourable guest is addressing at TEVTA Secretariat. Irfan Qaiser Sheikh Chairperson TEVTA, Saleem Ranjha, Secretary Benazir Income Support Program (BISP), Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, Chief Operating Officer and others are present.
Balig ur Rehman, Federal Minister for State for Education ivisited TEVTA Secretariat where he addressed TEVTA higher authorities. Irfan Qaiser Sheikh, Chairperson TEVTA, Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, Chief Operating Officer and others are present on this occasion.
Maj (R) Azam Suleman Khan, Home Sectary Punjab, visited TEVTA Secretariat and held a meeting with Irfan Qaiser Sheikh, Chairperson TEVTA. After meeting, the Chairperson TEVTA with honourable guests Maj (R) Azam Suleman Khan, Home Sectary Punjab, Iqbal Hussain Additional Home Secretary, Mian Farooq Nazeer, Inspector General Prisoners and Naveed Rauf D.I.G. Prisoners. Jawad Ahmed Qureshi, Chief Operating Officer, TEVTA Officers Hamid Ghani Anjum, Engr. Azhar Iqbal Shad, Abdul Qayyum, Akhtar Abbas Bharwanna, Sarfraz Anwar and others are also present on this occasion.
Mr. Yu Boren Chinese Counsellor General inaugurates commencement of Chinese Language Course at TEVTA Secretariat. Irfan Qaiser Shaikh, Chairperson TEVTA, Salah-ud-Din Hanif, Secretary General Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry and others are also present on this occasion.
Mercury Mena Company UAE has keen interest in hiring TEVTA graduates for work in UAE. Representative of the company visited TEVTA Secretariat. He briefed Irfan Qaiser Shaikh, Chairperson TEVTA about selection criteria and procedure of employment.
Nadeem Kamran, Provincial Minister for Zakat and Ushr visits TEVTA Secretariat. The honourable guest is addressing a meeting at TEVTA Secretariat. Irfan Qaiser Shaikh, Chairperson TEVTA, Habib ur Rehman Gilani, Secretary Zakat and Ushr, General Managers TEVTA Hamid Ghani Anjum, Abdul Qayyum, Azhar Iqbal Sadh, Akhtar Abbas Bharwana and others are present on this occasion.