PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has declared Competency Based Training and Assessment (CBT&A) compulsory in all technical and vocational training educational institutions. The decision was taken under first ever national technical education and vocational training (TEVT) policy.

The purpose of the decision is to prepare local experts to utilise water resources of the province for installation of micro hydroelectric power plants.

KP Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) and TEVT Sector Support Programme have joined hands to achieve the goal with European Union (EU), Germany and Norway’s financial assistance.

Adeel Pathan, a representative of TEVT Support Programme said that Balakot Skill Development Centre which was completely destroyed in the October 8, 2005 earthquake, has been operationalised effectively after provision of all facilities.

He said that promotion of technical education would help the province to take benefit of its water resources besides creating employment opportunities for technical experts.