COTVET organizes stakeholders meeting for three sectors to support TVET skills development

The Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) held a 3-day stakeholders meeting on the establishment of Sector Skills Bodies, at the Mensvic Hotel in Accra.

The participants were key industry players in the Garment & Apparel, Transport & Logistics and Healthcare Industry sectors.  The aim of the meeting was to solicit inputs from participants on constituting the Sector Skills Bodies for the three sectors, to ultimately promote a better understanding of the skills demanded in each of the identified sectors for the development of skills in the country.

Addressing participants, the Executive Director of COTVET, Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah, expressed government’s commitment towards revamping skills as a way of increasing productivity and generating sustainable employment.

He said the sectors need to “build capacity for the people at least from the SHS level especially now that TVET education is free to make the industries attractive.’’ “We must advise the young ones to venture into skills training and if we are able to develop all the sectors, it will be a turnaround for our economy”, he added.

Dr. Asamoah encouraged the sectors to take the opportunity of the system especially now that government is putting much resources into TVET education and the Voucher Project. He called on all the participants to contribute meaningfully in identifying the major stakeholders to bring on board to form the sector skills body; to ensure intense and proper training to get more skilled personnel to boost the sector for the growth of the economy.

Mr. Theophilus Tetteh Zogblah and Mr. Samuel Thompson led the facilitation of the sessions with support from Ms. Edith Adotey. The first day focussed on the Garment & Apparel, followed by the Transport & Logistics and the last day, Healthcare Industry.

COTVET seeks to establish 22 Sector Skill Bodies, six (6) of which have already been constituted, namely Construction, Agriculture, Health & Tourism, Pharmaceuticals, Automotive and Renewable Energy; to ensure that the exact skills needed in the country are developed.

See More Photos of The Training Workshop Commissioned By President Akufo Addo

On Day Four of President Nana Akufo Addo Visit to the Ashanti region, he visited Kwadaso, Bekwai and Jacobu to make his presence felt by the people of those communities and also engaged them on the forthcoming presidential election in December.

The president on his last day in the Ashanti region commissioned various projects in the state and inspected ongoing project still under construction in the Ashanti region to boost economic activities and improve the infrastructure of mother Ghana

Amongst others, President Nana Akufo Addo inspected was ongoing work on the construction of the first Creative Arts Senior High School in mother Ghana.

President Nana Addo also Commissioned TVET Workshops for the Methodist Technical Institute, and commissioned the bees I I municipal Hospital, a project which started during the era of the late military Head of State, General I.K. Acheampong.

Below are pictures of the Workshop for the Methodist Technical Institute commissioned by President Nana Akufo Addo.

Source: Opera News

COTVET, Makeup Ghana outdoor curriculum, certification for makeup artistry

As part of efforts to standardize the training and certification of practitioners in the Colour Cosmetics Industry, the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) in collaboration with Makeup Ghana has developed two Competency-Based Training (CBT) training packages at levels three and four of National TVET Qualification Framework (NTVETQF) for the Makeup Artistry.

Currently, the makeup industry does not have any CBT programme dedicated solely to the training of its practitioners. This has forced makeup artists to either practice their art and craft-based on individual experience and standards or enroll in programmes which have a very minor focus on Makeup Artistry. The industry collectively clamoured for standardization in training and practice.,

In pursuit of this agenda, the regulatory agency for the TVET sector COTVET, gave technical assistance to Makeup Ghana with funding support from Skills Development Fund Phase two to develop accredited Makeup Artistry Programmes.

A curriculum development team consisting of experts from the beauty industry, Makeup Ghana, training providers and COTVET worked together under the National TVET Qualifications Framework (NTVETQF) and Ghana harmonized CBT approach.

Curriculum development which was completed this August, Level 3 (National Certificate 1) and Level 4 (National Certificate 2) in makeup artistry have since been registered on the National TVET qualifications framework and will be out doored collaboratively by Makeup Ghana and COTVET on November 13th, 2020 and will be available to all training institutions for the training and certification of practitioners nationwide.

Rebecca Donkor, CEO of Makeup Ghana believes these two Accredited Competency-Based Training Programs have a huge impact on the industry.

“It was time to bring sanity in the industry and Makeup Ghana decided to champion this to show leadership as the Industry Advocate for Beauty. Existing practitioners can regularize their accreditation to be compliant with the laws of Ghana. New Trainees can ensure the vocational programs they register for will lead to proper accreditation. Consumers can verify which Makeup Artists working on their faces are well-trained and accredited. Sanity can now prevail across the industry.”

Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah is delighted and proud of this major achievement during his tenure as the Executive Director of COTVET. “As part of our five-year TVET strategic plan, it is envisioned that by 2022, all TVET institutions will be using CBT curriculums for instruction and these two accredited training packages will be part of the many programmes we are developing to ensure quality in TVET training is achieved.”

 

Source: B&FT Online

COTVET TO DIGITIZE TVET INSTITUTIONS OPERATIONS

The country is to digitise its technical and vocational education and training (TVET)registration and accreditation system for the various institutions under the sector.

The move is to fast-track the registration and accreditation of TVET institutions in the country under a harmonised system being run by the council for Vocational Education and Training (COTVET).

The Executive Director of COTVET, Dr. Fred Kyei   Asamoah, who made this known in an interview with the Daily Graphic, noted that with the digitalisation system, it would make it easy to access information regarding the various training institutions and the industries they were linked with.

‘’We cannot continue to do things manually. As a country, we cannot go through a long process of doing things; we have to leapfrog. The world is moving towards digitalisation and so we cannot continue to use the analogue or manual system, ‘’ he said.

 

“The world is moving towards

digitalisation and so we cannot

continue to use the analogue or

manual system.”

Dr. Asamoah said the digitalisation system would formally be launched on Thursday, at the maiden TVET Expo in Accra.

TVET has enormous potential for moving Ghana’s economy forward. Unfortunately, till date, there is so much left to be done to make TVET skills development the driving force of the country’s economic growth. A functional TVET skills development system will improve the productivity and competitiveness of the skilled workforce and raise the income earning capacities of low-income groups.

TVET EXPO

The TVET EXPO, he said, which would be on the theme:  ‘Building a Robust TVET  system to transform Ghana’, was being organised to highlight the major achievements chalked up in the sector by the government so far. The event would be used to unveil the TVET ambassadors and role models as well as launch the 2021 National Skills Competition.

The TVET ambassadors are the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akuffo-Addo, media personalities – Kwame Sefa Kayi and Berla Mundi, musician, Kwame Nsiah Apau; entrepreneurs–Mr. Daniel McKorley and Rebecca Donkor and actress, Martha Ankomah.

ROLE MODELS

The role models are the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)of Accents and Art Company Limited, Ms Constance Elizabeth Swaniker; ICT and coding expert, Regina Honu; CEO of Kantanka Group of Companies, Mr. Safo Kantanka Jr; CEO of Sleek Garments Export Limited, Ms Nora Bannerman and the CEO of Nallem, Mr Gregory A. Kankoh.                                                                                                             The others are the CEO of mSimps, Ms Mabel Simpson; CEO of FC Beauty Group, Ms. Grace Amey-Obeng, Principal of the Dabokpa Technical Institute, Mariama Mahama; CEO of Uni-Jay, Mrs  Janet Abobigu and the CEO of the First Choice Hair and Beauty, Ms. Faustina Adofo Adjagar.

 

Source: Daily Graphic