Punjab becomes the first province to pass Apprenticeship Act 2021 for skilled labor [DETAILS]

The initiative will provide the youngsters with almost 100,000 employment opportunities yearly

Apprenticeship Act 2021

Punjab has become the first province to pass the ‘Apprenticeship Act 2021’ to provide skilled youth with better economic opportunities.

The government has replaced the 60-year old Apprenticeship Ordinance for amendments to elongate its applicability from only the manufacturing industry to now covering all the divisions of the economy.

It has ended the inconvenient and time-consuming methods for Approvals Related to Apprenticeship Program Registration. The Act has also authorized provincial TVET Assessment organizations like the PBTE to conduct examinations similar to the CBT&A- an internationally recognized teaching and assessment system.

The apprenticeship is not just to train young people for businesses or professions; it is also intended to provide on-the-job training at companies and technical education in various institutes.

The Apprenticeship Act 2021 will follow the functioning of the European dual-track training system to remove the gap between industry and TEVTA. The initiative will provide the youngsters with almost 100,000 employment opportunities yearly.

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