In a meeting chaired by Chief Minister KP, Mahmood Khan, the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) approved jobs in 462 new functions to facilitate schools and colleges in the newly merged districts of Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber, Orakzai, Kurran, North Waziristan, and South Waziristan.
CM Mahmood Khan urged TEVTA to prioritize the creation of the new posts per established rules and regulations, which were mandated upon the merger of all tribal districts under the KP umbrella.
Other senior officials present at the meeting included Provincial Minister, Akbar Ayub, concerned secretaries, and the members of the TEVTA board of directors.
The participants discussed the importance of the new plan, keeping in view the growing industrialization and future needs of infrastructural development. The meeting decided that the action plan be executed in the shortest period.
Mahmood Khan further directed the TEVTA representatives to nurture educational and industrial linkages between institutes and industry partners to produce a capable workforce. As per the CM’s argument, this would help local industries to create some of the best employment opportunities for local players.
The TEVTA BoD also briefed the meeting on prior decisions and green-lit projects. The BoD highlighted that a budget of Rs. 4.8 billion has been allocated for TEVTA for the current financial year 2021-2022.
The participants of the meeting also approved an official handover of technical institutes, previously under the System of Technical and Vocational Training (STVET) to KP-TEVTA.
Senior TEVTA officials also decided to extend the contract duration of the employees hired by STVET on a contract basis before the meeting took place. TEVTA officials took this decision to ensure that the training activities in the associate institutions continue without a hassle. It is imperative to mention here that the contracts for five training facilities run under STVET have expired, and these institutes are now under TEVTA.
The meeting also decided to advertise contract openings as per TEVTA rules. Furthermore, the TEVTA board of directors issued tentative plans to hire for 15 new functions in the Gems and Jewelry Training Center in Hayatabad, Peshawar.
It was also decided to create 36 new posts for the Government Technical Teachers Training Center situated in the KP capital.