VISION

The vision of the Council is to be a world-class leader in coordinating skills development.

MISSION

The mission is to coordinate and oversee a TVET system that produces a globally competitive workforce through quality-oriented and demand-driven learning for national development.

CORE VALUES

•Quality

•Integrity and Accountability

•Innovation 

•Team Spirit

•Empowerment

•Equity and Fairness

MANDATE

The Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) was established by the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training Act, 2006 (Act 718) of the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana in August, 2006 to co-ordinate, harmonise and supervise the activities of private and public providers of technical and vocational education and training, including the informal sector.

FUNCTIONS

  • Formulate national policies for skills development across the broad spectrum of pre-tertiary and tertiary education, formal, informal and alternative education
  • Take measures to ensure quality in delivery of and equity in access to technical and vocational education and training
  • Rationalise the assessment and certification system in technical and vocational education and training
  • Issue reports on the state of skills development in the country
  • Advise Government on all matters relating to the management and improvement of TVET in Ghana
  • Maintain a national database on technical and vocational education and training
  • Facilitate research and development in the technical and vocational education and training system
  • Source funding to support technical and vocational education and training activities

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS – TVET REFORMS

  • Establishment of Sector Skills Bodies
  • Skills gap analysis and audit of priority sectors 
  • Greening philosophies integrated into TVET
  • Ghana has joined WorldSkills as its 81st member
  • Establishment of 32 state-of-the-art TVET institutions
  • Establishment of 5 district TVET centres
  • Launch of MyTVET Campaign
  • Upgrading of all NVTIs
  • Draft National Apprenticeship Policy developed
  • Education Regulatory Bodies Act 1023 (Merges COTVET and NABPTEX)
  • Operationalization of National TVET Qualifications Framework (NTVETQF)
  • 146 TVET institutions accredited to offer CBT programmes as at August, 2020