With the exponential increase in the trade between China and Pakistan after CPEC, it is now encouraged that Pakistanis learn their language to help maintain healthy trade relationships.
Government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has understood the importance of learning Chinese and has introduced short courses for the language in many of its technical institutions.
KPK’s Steps To Promote The Language
The government of KPK is collaborating with many non-profit organizations to start short language as well as technical courses in Chinese.
The KP Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) has already offers the courses in few of the institutes to make the students eligible for the job opportunities provided by the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Explains Its Motives
Sharafat Ali, the chief administrator at KP TEVTA, told in an interview that they are taking these measures to also train and educate people already working in the local industry and businesses.
He said that they understand the importance of the corridor as it is expected to bring millions of dollars to the country along with thousands of job opportunities.
They want their students and regional businesses to be ready to take advantage of the opportunities as in the long run this will not only be important for the country as a whole, but will be very beneficial for the development of the province.
TEVTA has also introduced new technical courses related to plumbing, welding etc. They plan to reach as many as they can specially the women in their province.
They have also started separate classes for women to maximize their enrollment in the institutes. The institutes are open to all.
Sharafat Ali wants to create as many opportunities and thinks that people should get enrolled in these institutes without wasting time. They have even collaborated with the industrial sector to offer internships to students studying in their institutes so that they get hands on experience in the industry.