Chairman Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Irfan Qaiser Sheikh has said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will produce around 40,000 jobs of Chinese language interpreters for youngsters. TEVTA is preparing youth to avail the opportunities by starting courses in Chinese language.
While addressing to a meeting at TEVTA Secretariat here on Tuesday, Irfan Qaiser Sheikh said that CPEC is bringing a huge industry along and for availing opportunity through this industry; we need to prepare our youth. Keeping this in mind, TEVTA started Chinese language course from just 250 students per course and this number will be increased to 16,000 students per course.
He said that purpose of starting Chinese language courses is to trained the youth in Chinese language so that they are able to interpret with the representatives of the Chinese companies.
He also said currently there are hundreds of youth including TEVTA pass outs are working as interpreters with multiple Chinese companies. He said that this course is being taught at 24 out of 36 district of Punjab whereas in Lahore this course is being offered in three different shifts for facilitating more youth. He also vowed that soon this course will be available in all district of largest populated province of country, besides third shift will also be stated in other populated cities.
He said after completing three month Chinese language course male and female students can avail jobs against the salary of Rs 30,000 to Rs 35,000 per month. He said that once CPEC will be completed around 1 lakh jobs will be available for interpreters.