Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Technical Training and Vocational Authority, Managing Director, Sajjad Ali Shah has announced that a study is being launched by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) regarding the establishment of CPEC specific skilled training centers. In a bid to capitalize on the impending Chinese cash and trade influx in the province, the KP TEVTA had signed agreements to enhance technical education linkages with China under which KP government has started offering short courses in the Chinese language at technical institute, while the training program will begin to impart training in various trades.
CPEC will require trained manpower for employment. In a bid to generate skilled workers more than one lakh people belonging to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will be trained by Chinese in various skills, KP TEVTA has planned to establish more than seven training centers with indigenous funds in D I Khan, Bannu, Kohat, Mardan, Peshawar, Abbottabad and Haripur. A training machinery institute has also been planned which will be constructed at Yar Hussain, near Peshawar Motorway, over an area of 170-kanal.