ABOUT WORLDSKILLS GHANA COMPETITION
There is an emerging suite of evidence that connects the use of skills competitions in technical and vocational education to improve outcomes for teaching and learning. Skills competitions provide a great opportunity for employer and industry involvement in competitions. It helps instructors, tutors, and trainers to further develop occupational and pedagogical expertise.
The introduction of national skills competitions for technical and vocational education and training is paramount because it has the potential of accelerating any country’s drive toward development. Skills competitions encourage creativity, competitiveness, and innovation and more importantly boost the image of a country on the international stage.
The introduction of skills competitions by CTVET as part of the MY TVET campaign is aimed at revitalizing technical and vocational education and training skills competitions among TVET institutions in the country.
The competitions are held at district, regional, national, and international levels to encourage creativity, innovation, and competitiveness among learners, and instructors for the improvement of TVET. It is also aimed at raising stakeholder awareness and courting industry support for TVET Ghana.
CTVET, together with other partners coordinates the overall national competition and also prepares national winners for international skills competitions such as the WorldSkills Competition. This is to ensure that the youth are exposed to a variety of skill areas and technology.
In 2018 the Commission organized the maiden edition of the skills competition which had the theme ‘Skills for jobs and national development’.
Selected competitors from this competition underwent intensive skills development and training to build their skills toward competing at the WorldSkills Africa Competition.
The Commission for TVET Organized the second WorldSkills Ghana National Skills Competition in October 2021. There were 73 competitors who competed in 14 skill areas.
Selected competitors from the National Competition represented Ghana at the WorldSkills Africa Competition 2022 organized in Namibia, Swakopmund.
The young competitors from Ghana who represented the country during the 2022 WorldSkills Africa Competition held in Swakopmund, Namibia made Ghana proud on Saturday 2nd April 2022, by picking up four (4) medals at the closing and awards ceremony.
Under the auspices of the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET), Ghana won gold in the Mechanical Engineering CAD and Web Technology competitions. Ghana also won Silver in Fashion Technology and Electrical Installation. The winners at the competition were; Louis Morgan (Mechanical Engineering CAD), Manfuji Yao Agbo (Web Technology), Ibrahim Adam Kwaku (Electrical Installation), and Deladem Oko (Fashion Technology).
Out of the sixteen (16) skill areas at the WorldSkills Africa Competition, team Ghana competed in ten (10) of them.
Ghana is the 81st member and the first West African country to join World Skills International, a group of people and organisations that together advance the shared social objective of increasing the provision of skills. With this, we join other member countries in building the confidence of millions of young people and inspiring young competitors to turn their passions into professions.
WorldSkills Ghana (WSGh) is a secretariat at the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training established in 2019. The unit is responsible for organising skills competitions at the Zonal and National Levels, and preparing competitors adequately for WorldSkills International competitions.
LONG-TERM AND SUSTAINABLE GOALS
- Social commitment & promotion of young talent in African countries
- Opening up new, previously unknown markets and contacts for your company
- Strengthening international professional cooperation
- Visibility of your company in national competitions in Africa
- Promotion of future skilled workers
- Establishment of sustainable training centers
WorldSkills is a movement of change. With its 85 member countries and regions, it helps young people who want to change their lives and the fortunes of their communities, and societies.
As a player in the field of dual vocational education and training, WorldSkills International is dedicated to the didactic concept of „learning in competition“, continuing education for trainers and HR managers, career orientation measures, and specialist topics such as the digitalization of vocational education and training and the working world of the future.
SHARED VIEW WITH WORLD SKILLS INTERNATIONAL (WSI)
Improving our world with the power of skills
To raise the profile and recognition of skilled people, and show how important skills are in achieving economic growth and personal success
The global hub for skills excellence and development
WORLDSKILLS GHANA/STAKEHOLDERS CONCEPT
Ghana is the 81st member Country of WorldSkills International (WSI)
WorldSkills Ghana (WSGh) is in charge of :
Building blocks of WorldSkills Ghana
WorldSkills COMPETITION BY SECTOR
Construction and Building Technology
- Architectural Stonemasonry
- Concrete Construction Work
- Electrical Installations
- Landscape Gardening
- Painting and Decorating
- Plastering and Drywall Systems
- Plumbing and Heating
- Refrigeration and
- Air Conditioning
- Wall and Floor Tiling
Information and Communication
- Cloud Computing
- Cyber Security
- Information Network Cabling
- IT Network Systems Administration
- IT Software Solutions for Business
- Print Media Technology
- Web Technologies
Manufacturing and Engineering Technology
- Chemical Laboratory Technology
- CNC Milling
- CNC Turning
- Construction Metal Work
- Industrial Control
- Industrial Mechanic Millwright
- Manufacturing Team
- Mechanical Engineering CAD
- Mobile Robotics
- Plastic Die Engineering
- Polymechanics and Automation
- Prototype Modelling
- Water Technology
Creative Arts and Fashion
- 3D Digital Game Art
- Fashion Technology
- Graphic Design Technology
- Visual Merchandising
Social and Personal Services
- Beauty Therapy
- Health and Social Care
- Hotel Reception
- Pâtisserie and Confectionery
- Restaurant Service
Transportation and Logistics
- Aircraft Maintenance
- Autobody Repair
- Automobile Technology
- Car Painting
- Freight Forwarding
- Heavy Vehicle Technology