Karachi, September 16, 2015 (PPI-OT):The Sindh Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (STEVTA) Board of Governors (BoGs) in its meeting presided over by its Chairman Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah at CM House Karachi today, has approved the Annual Budget of STEVTA with total allocation of Rs. 1974.43 million for the year 2015-16 which was balance.
The Chief Minister Sindh who was also the Chairman of the BoG, directed the management of the STEVTA to link the STEVTA with reputable National and International Industrial sector, organizations in private sector and Introduce Market Oriented trades in their training programs to ensure maximum employment of the youth.
He said that unemployment was major issue of Sindh and added that it was innovative idea of the PPP Government to enhance the capacity development of the youth in different trades and enable them to get job in working organizations in public and private sectors or initiate their own business.
He said that Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development (BBSYD) launched by PPP Government has yield a lot for the youths and added that as may as 1,80,000 youth so far have been provided training in different trades out of which about one lakh youth have been absorbed in direct jobs.
He said that more than 50,000 youths have been absorbed in National industries / organization in private sector and more than 25,000 had got their jobs in abroad, while remaining have engaged themselves either in public sector or started their own business. He asked the responsible of STEVTA to submit the report of their beneficiaries separately.
He said that it was because of success of STEVTA and BBSYDP that other provinces are also following these programmes of PPP government. He said that unemployment was the major issue of the provinces, and we the PPP government always has tried our best to provide direct job or provide training to youths enabling them to get jobs.
Briefing the meeting, the Managing Director, STEVTA, S.M Kaleem Makki, informed that since inception the STEVTA in 2009, it has provided training to the 2,50,000 youth through 250 institutions in its hand. He said that though there were 45,000 youths enrolled with STEVTA at present but they were introducing new technologies and trade and this figure to be raised upto 60,000 this year.
He said that Rs.364 million have been reserve to introduce New initiatives, New Technologies. He said that STEVTA is going to establish Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) in collaboration with International Labour Organization (ILO) to give access to our trainee for their employment in International Market.
Besides, we have established linkage with PAF, Engro, VTC Korangi and British Petroleum not only for introducing latest training but to absorb the trained youth in their organization. He said that PAF has one Training Centre Nawabshah while other was being established at Badin.
Similarly, STEVTA has linked with British Petroleum for opening joint centre at Badin. He said that he was optimistic that 90% trainee of these centres to be absorbed in these working organization. Earlier, the Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah and other members of the Board Expressing their satisfaction over the performance of the STEVTA, passed the Annual Budget for the year of 2015-16 and gave go ahead for its new initiatives.
The Chief Secretary Sindh Mohammad Siddique Memon, Additional Chief Secretary Education Fazlullah Pechuho, Principle Secretary to C.M Alamuddin Bullo, M.D STEVTA S.M Kaleem Makki, Chairman Sindh Board of Technical Education Fasihuddin, Director STEVTA Sarwar Joyo and other members attended the meeting.
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