The 17th meeting of the Board of Directors of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (KP-TEVTA) has approved the creation of 462 new posts to functionalize 10 technical education institutes in the newly merged districts.

The chief minister directed the authorities concerned to expedite the process of creation of the said posts as per the prevailing rules and regulations of the authority and clarified that the technical educational institutions in the merged districts should be made fully functional on a priority basis.

He stressed the need for developing a skilled workforce, keeping in view the growing industrialization and future needs in the province, and directed the authorities to finalize the action plan under consideration for this purpose in the shortest possible time.

The CM directed the officials of the TEVTA to develop close liaisons and linkages with higher education institutions and industries to produce a skilled workforce and professional people in line with the modern requirements of the local industries, with the aim of creating maximum employment opportunities for local people.

Besides provincial ministers Akbar Ayub Khan and Sultan Muhammad Khan, the meeting was attended by secretaries concerned, members of the board of directors, and other officials.

Earlier, the meeting was briefed on the implementation of the decisions taken in the previous meeting of the Board of Directors, and it was informed that a budget of Rs 4769.814 million had been allocated for TEVTA during the current financial year. The recommendations of the committee constituted for handing over technical institutes under the System of Technical and Vocational Educational Training (STVET) to KP TEVTA were also approved in the meeting.

The BoD meeting also approved a one-year extension in the contract period of the employee hired by STVET on a contract basis so that the training activities in the institutions could be continued.