A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) and Beti, a media advocacy programme, as part of a set of measures by Punjab TEVTA for bringing women in the mainstream.
The scope of the MoU will include facilitation and cooperation towards each other for women empowerment.
Tevta and Beti will launch the Women Sector Skill Council to conduct on-ground and digital gender mainstreaming and sensitisation advocacy sessions, financial inclusion workshops for students and teachers of TEVTA and help review compliance of projects and policy review for inclusion of women and girl child.
Moreover, the Women Sector Skill Council aims to empower women by creating a supportive network in TEVTA.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairperson & CEO TEVTA Punjab Ali Salman Siddique said technical skill development and its compliance for women in various areas will broaden economic opportunities and encourage gender mainstreaming in Punjab under TEVTA.
“TEVTA is doing in its best for providing quality education to its female students at their doorsteps to be able to earn a reasonable income for economic empowerment,” he added.
“TEVTA has previously taken various steps for women empowerment including provision of soft loans through Akhuwat and partnered with Facebook for starting a programme titled ‘She Means Business’, aimed at providing digital micro-entrepreneurship skills to 2500 female students in Punjab,” he further said.