LAHORE:10 April:Technical and Vocational Training Authority (Tevta) has gone digital for the first time in its history by launching e-learning programme under the banner of Khushhal Programme Pakistan . This was stated by Tevta chairperson Ali Salman Siddique while launching E-Commerce Specialist Course (ESC) here on Thursday. As many as 500 students would be offered admission to the free online ESC with the collaboration of Paigham-e- Pakistan, an NGO, and Women Development Department. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) to the effect was inked. Ms Aisha Nawaz, chairperson of Standing Committee on School Education Department was also present. This virtual e-commerce training would be provided to enable students to earn on the world renowned platforms like Amazon, E-bay, Daraz, etc, along with the provision of e-employment free of cost to 500 students in the pilot phase of the scheme. Ali Salman pointed out that in the wake of the current situation when the educational institutions were closed, Tevta was making its best efforts for extension of online training to students at their home and the launch of ESC was a practical demonstration of its resolve towards the cause. He said the online training which was first of its kind in Tevta’s history was a pilot project and its scope would be extended to increase the ambit of the facility. The programme aimed at economic rejuvenation endeavors to enable students within a period of three to six weeks to generate income from their home upon completion of their training. The Tevta chairperson pointed out that reservation of 30 per cent seats for female students under ESC was a creditable step towards woman empowerment. He said the students, upon completion of training, would be able to earn valuable foreign exchange for the country. The Tevta chairperson said, "We intend to increase the number of students in online courses through entering into more of such ventures with our prospective partners." He said that online registration for admission to the ESC had commenced and interested candidates could benefit from this free course by visiting the Tevta website. Ms Ayesha Nawaz urged the womenfolk to avail themselves of this opportunity to take advantage of 30 per cent seats reserved for them in the prestigious online course.The news.