The first state-of-the-art Skill Technology Park in Punjab would be set up here at Tevta Secretariat while the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Skill Technology Park project.
This was decided in a meeting held here Thursday at the Civil Secretariat presided over by Provincial Minister for Industry and Commerce Aslam Iqbal. The Skill Technology Park will be completed in the next three years at a cost of Rs4 billion.
The promotion of quality technical education in the province, establishment of Skill Technology Park was reviewed. Tevta Chairman Salman Siddique gave a briefing on the establishment of Skill Technology Park and programmes for promotion of technical education. Aslam Iqbal observed that the Skill Technology Park project would be a milestone in the promotion of technical education and technology.
He said that this technology park would become a hub of information technology and tech companies. Similarly, the government has also formulated the Chief Minister’s Digital Skills Programme 2021-23.
Under this programme, world class training will be provided to one lakh youths in the next two years. He directed to start evening classes in Tevta institutions while the fee for evening classes would be halved for the convenience of students. He directed that an institutional policy should be formulated to encourage the high-achievers.