Quetta: The Balochistan Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (BTEVTA) has announced its decision to train 6,000 individuals in a bid to assist with the operations of various projects launched under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, according to a news report.
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The Balochistan cabinet has provided its approval to the Technical Training Act, following which the authorities concerned reserved PKR 500 million for providing vocational training and employment opportunities to the province’s youth. Further, BTEVTA will also offer vocational training courses in fishery, welding, furniture making and several other industries.
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The four departments that previously offered training to the youth will now operate under the BTEVTA. As per a statement issued by provincial government spokesperson Liaquat Shahwani, the purpose of setting up this authority was to provide technical education to the youth and provide them better employment opportunities.
Shahwani also said that planning has been carried out to ensure that the students are accommodated in the same sector they have trained to work in.