LAHORE: The Technical and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) and the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) have agreed to form a ‘Textile Sector Council’ to ensure better coordination.
An understanding in this regard was reached during a meeting between TEVTA Chairman Ali Salman Siddique and APTMA Chairman Adil Bashir on Saturday.
This agreement will facilitate both organisations to meet the opportunities that would arise in the textile sector during the next five years, according to a statement issued after the meeting.
Addressing the occasion, the TEVTA chairman said that the authority, under its new vision, was committed to introducing courses that were tailored for the industrial needs. “We will ensure that our products are readily accepted by the concerned industry, and that the TEVTA trainees are available for employment as they soon they complete their courses.”
Ali said that the formation of the textile sector council, comprising representatives of APTMA and TEVTA, would help the latter formulate recommendations for the course modules and training schedules as per the requirement of the textile industry for the next five years, while APTMA would ensure job placements of TEVTA trained workforce modelled as per its demand and requirements.
Earlier, APTMA Chairman Adil Bashir lauded the authority for ascertaining the requirements of the textile industry and offering to train workforce as per industries requirements.
He said that according to an estimate, the textile sector would require close to 1.5 billion trained workforce during the next five years.