Trade Testing Boards, one in each province, were constituted in Pakistan under National Training Ordinance 1980, to assess competencies of skilled workforce at National Skill Standards i-e G-I, G-II & G-III developed by National Training Bureau. TTB Punjab was established in Labour Department, Government of Punjab with Technical Assistance provided by GTZ. The objective was to assess and certify trained persons at uniform standards throughout the province.
Trade Testing Board Punjab was reconstituted in 1984 in order to expand its services & functions for TVET throughout the Province. The examination system was improved and realigned close to International Standards. The quality of curriculum was enhanced, TLM and practical work books were developed and an Assessment system for vocational training was developed with assistance of German Experts.
After the promulgation of TEVTA Ordinance in Punjab, the Trade Testing Board was placed under administrative control of TEVTA. This administrative change expanded the domain of Trade Testing Board with the inclusion of examination & certification of trainees related to vocational training institutes of 7- different departments placed under TEVTA
Trade Testing Board is being transformed as Punjab Testing Agency under Punjab Skills Development Project (PSDP). The project has been agreed by Government of Punjab and International Development Association (IDA) and to be implemented over a period of five years i.e. from 2016 to 2020