The Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) in collaboration with GIZ and ILO has organized a three-day workshop for the Sector Skills Bodies (SSBs).
The workshop brought together all the 33 executives of the 11 newly inaugurated SSBs to discuss ‘Strengthening the Structure of Sector Skills Bodies (SSB’s) in Ghana.’
In his opening remarks, Dr. Peter Boahin, representing the Ag. Director General for the Commission for TVET, Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah, highlighted that the enactment of Act 1023 which established the SSBs, will bridge the gap of skills mismatch between training design and industry requirement. He called for a paradigm shift to sector-based approach for skills development.
The Country Director for the International Labor Organization (ILO), Ms. Vanessa Phala, expressed her excitement as she indicated the workshop will serve as a catalyst to the establishment of a National Sector Skills Council. She assured the SSBs of ILO’s continuous support for Skills development in Ghana in general and the SSB’s in particular.
Natalie Dust, a Technical Advisor for TVET and representative for GIZ reiterated that TVET implementation is an integral part of the shared broad Programme for Sustainable Economic Development (PSED) that GIZ is committed to. She pledged GIZ’s support to demand-driven skills development in Ghana.
The workshop delved into the development of governance structures and committee working groups for the SSB’s, as well as, outlined institutional arrangements and possible sources of resources and funding for all SSB’s.
Participants also engaged in some team bonding exercises.
The workshop which was held at the Aqua Safari Resort, was facilitated by Dr. Charles Amoatey, a Senior Lecturer at GIMPA.