Report by Rana Ghulam Haider,
Sahiwal,(Parliament Times): Vocational Training Institute Chichawatni after the exhibition of technical and professional skills and successful completion of the course, an employment drive was organized for the students to get jobs in various walks of life. Rai Iqbal Vocational Training Institute was established by the Government of Punjab in Chichawatni in 2015 with the full support of the people. Thousands of trainees were skilled and earning their livelihood in various fields of life. 84% of those who completed training from the institution have job placement ratio. Which is a blessing for the people of a non-industrial area. The institute provides free training and education along with free books, free uniforms, free lab material and a monthly stipend of Rs. 500 / – from the Zakat Fund. A grand function was held at Rai Iqbal Vocational Training Institute, Chichawatni. In which diginitaries belonging to different departments participated. Mr. Anis-ur-Rehman Mansoor Sahib (President District Board of Management Sahiwal) graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and the distinguished guests, representatives of employer companies and students expressed their views. He appreciated the efforts of Punjab Vocational Training Council and VTI Chichawatni for eradicating poverty from the country and equipping the deprived youth with technical education. On behalf of Punjab Vocational Training Council Area Manager Ghulam Ahmad Joya and Principal Rai Iqbal Vocational Training Institute Chichawatni Mr. Ulfat Rasool welcomed the distinguished guests and made arrangements for the event in an organized manner. Other participants in the event included Miss Rahat Sultana (Principal Government Special Education Center Chichawatni), S. A Sajid President Press Club Chichawatni, General Secretary Hafiz Muhammad Fahim Javed, Vice President Naveed Rizwan, Sheikh Javed Munir Retired Principal Government Degree College and media representatives were present.
During the event, VTI trainees set up stalls for beautician, dress making and clinical assistant trade. At the end of the function, all the guests visited the classes and practical labs and provided to the trainees. Appreciated the international standard of training facilities. Representatives of reputed companies from across the country participated in the event to interview the skilled youth and job offers were presented to the successful pass outs. In the said employment drive, 150 pass outs were interviewed for the job. Among these companies were Golden Pearl Cosmetics, Suzuki Chichawatni Motors, Nakhar International Cosmetics and Silk Cosmetics. The ceremony came to an auspicious end with the concluding remarks of Principal Mr.Ulfat Rasool Sahib.
The initiative taken by Rai Iqbal Vocational Training Institute Ch ichawatni in local circles was much appreciated and the local population and other participants also demanded from the government that Rai Iqbal Vocational Training Institute Chichawatni should be more technical and professional. Courses should be introduced so that the poor youth of the region can live a successful practical life equipped with vocational education and the dream of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Imran Khan for the development of technical and vocational education and the growing trend has come true. But unfortunately the local PTI administration is bent on evacuating this building and wants to take the people away from this free and economic prosperity which is unfortunate.