The first ITE diploma course of eighteen months started on 2nd July 2000, with an intake of twenty local graduate girls. Sixteen girls have completed the course for the postgraduate diploma in education and most of them have been offered placements in local schools. The second ITE course commenced on 31st July 2001, with an intake of twenty one trainees from AK Govt schools, Tameer-e-Millat School (Mianwali), PVPS and local private students. Unfortunately the course had to be suspended temporarily due to the Afghan crisis, as VSO master trainers from the UK had to leave Pakistan for security reasons. It was a setback for the Institute but VSO volunteers are returning shortly and the course will restart in March, 2002.