The Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) has organized a one-day sensitization workshop for Trade Associations and Training Providers on the commencement strategy for Recognition Prior Learning (RPL).
Recognition Prior Learning was developed by the Commission in collaboration with GIZ, Ghana Skills Development Initiative (GSDI) IV and designed to evaluate prior skills and knowledge acquired through informal or non-formal learning; against pre-determined qualification standard in order to formally recognize them.
The first phase of the project will be implemented in the Electronics and Garment Making trade areas in three (3) regions of Ghana – Greater Accra, Northern and Ashanti.
Facilitators from the Accreditation, Assessment and Certification Directorate of CTVET took participants through stages of the model. Mr. Emanuel Amankwaah, Head of Registration and Accreditation was lead facilitator. He made a presentation on the Information and Application stage, a portfolio of evidence of activities (pictures or videos) undertaken in the trade area required from the candidate before assessment. He finally talked about the payment process and cautioned that applicants are to submit their forms to selected Training Providers only.
The Evidence Judgement Stage was facilitated by Head of Unit of the Certification department, Mr Eric Nyarko; while Mr. Stephen Morrison, Head of Unit at the Accreditation department took the participants through the process of Verification and Verification under the RPL model.
About 60 participants attended the workshop held at the Education Village Conference Centre in Accra.