Two hundred (200) out of an initial enrollment of one thousand students on the Cape Coast Technical and Vocational training Programme have graduated.
The training is the initiative of the honourable Member of Parliament for Cape Coast North and deputy minister in charge of Technical and Vocational Education, Mrs. Barbara Asher Ayisi. The training focuses on giving employable skills to participants to reduce the rate of unemployment within the metropolis.
Member of Parliament for Cape Coast North, Mrs. Barbara Asher Ayisi
Each of the graduating students was presented with a certificate and startup equipment.
Speaking at the event last Saturday, wife of the Vice President, Samira Bawumia said the need has come for a paradigm shift in Ghana’s educational system towards the development of technical and vocational education for which the Akufo-Addo government is ardent on developing.
Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana
She noted, technical and vocational education has become the transformational tool for many developed countries and likewise, as a growing country, Ghana should consider.
Mrs. Bawumia added if the nation wants to compete with the global world, strengthening its commitment towards technical and vocational education is necessary since it allows individuals and societies to unlock their potentials, expand their horizon and adapt to changes in the dynamic world.
She advised graduates to use their skills gained to create employable opportunities and develop themselves.
Second Lady Samira Bawumia presenting a certificate to a grauating student
On her part, the pioneer of the training program, Mrs. Barbara Asher Ayisi said the motive for such a program is to train the youth to gain employable skills.
The honourable minister called for support to erase the erroneous impression that technical and vocational education is the preserve of academically weak people.
BY: Joseph Kobina Amuah/ATL FM News