Director-General of the Commission for TVET, Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah, says government, through the Ministry of Education, has trained more than 17,527 apprentices and master craftsmen since 2017 across the country.
The Project is a government initiative being implemented by the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, with funding from the German Development Bank.
At a media briefing in Accra, Dr. Asamoah said the training is part of government’s empowerment programme for the youth to contribute to economic development.
He said transforming TVET is to formalise the informal sector to make it globally competitive.
Dr Asamoah was emphatic that, given the needed support and acceptance, the TVET sector stands the chance to accelerate the nation’s economic growth within the shortest time possible.
He was particularly, happy that out of the 17 thousand 527 trainees, 73 per cent were women. This he said, has the potential of increasing the income level of females who are considered to be vulnerable in society.