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.
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digitalisation and so we cannot
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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.
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.
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