:: The Concept ::
The VTI has following features:
Managed by Institute management committee at district level by locals
Mustehqeen trainees receive a stipend of Rs.500 per month during training and
Rs.5000/- at the completion for purchase of essential tools, equipment etc. for
Each trainee receives On Job Training (OJT) for two months after completion of
the institute training.
Placement officers assist in identification of trades and placement of pass-outs
for OJT & employment.
:: VTI’s Network ::
VTI Network since inception has expanded progressively. Beginning with the
establishment of only two VTIs in Lahore in 1998 - 1999, the numbers of VTIs
have increased steadily. The expansion program initially remained erratic due to
certain reservations of the Central Zakat Council (CZC) regarding the use of
Zakat funds for capital expenditure. However, the speed of setting up new VTIs
accelerated when the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA) scholarship scheme was
approved by CZC in late 2002. By the end of 2003, the initial target set by
Govt. of Punjab to establish 47 VTIs throughout the province was exceeded and 50
VTIs were established in all the districts of Punjab with the capacity to train
12, 000 trainees in 32 trades.
Currently, PVTC has a network of 150 institutes with the annual training
capacity of 31,000 trainees.