News : Assistant Tea Technician Training started in Jhapa together with the 25th National Tea Day

28 April Jhapa
Central Tea Cooperative Federation Ltd (CTCF) Nepal and its project implementing partner F-SKILL Pvt. Ltd. have started 430 hours of Assistant Tea Technician Training (Level 1) based on the CTEVT curriculum from 27 April 2021 at Haldibari Rural Municipality Jhapa by adopting health safety protocol for the first time in Jhapa. Chariperson of Haldibari Rural Municipality Mr. Rabindra Lingden inaugurated the 3 months training program.

During the inauguration ceremony, the chairperson of Haldibari Rural Municipality said Nepalese sustainable development is not possible unless and until the agriculture occupation is created as a respected job in Nepal and agriculture development of Nepal is not possible without the involvement of young people. The assistant tea technician training to the youth people will make attractive and will contribute to agriculture development in Nepal. During the program, he committed to coordinate for the mobilization of skill human resources after the training completion. He also added that agriculture is not considered as the development sector, which is the irony of the Nepalese development sector among local government.

Ward Chairperson of Haldibari Rural Municipality 2, Mr Rajendra Younghang said that Jhapa district is earning millions of rupees from tea by exporting tea to India and other countries. In this scenario, Assistant Tea Technician training will be additional support for the development of the tea sector and the overall economy. He said that he is involving in tea farming since 22 years ago, so he is very familiar with the problem and prospect of tea farming. He requested to all trainees grab this opportunity to solve the technical human resource problem in Nepal. He also claimed that the European Union is supporting to solve the technical problem of the tea sector because quality tea consumption is only possible when quality green leaf is produced in the tea garden.

Chairperson of CTCF Nepal, Mr Harka Bahadur Tamang said that Nepal is still dependent on other countries in the sector of tea technical human resources; hence, CTCF Nepal has launched this project to solve these technical problems. Tea is Science, so its sector is too large. CTCF Nepal already initiated to develop next level of curriculum focusing on production and post-production handling techniques with the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) Nepal, National Tea and Coffee Development Board of Nepal, province government and local government.