Participants at a day’s workshop have called on the Government to adequately resource Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) institutions to enable them to train the requisite manpower required for industry growth in the country.

The Participants noted that TVET had become the agent of growth and industrialization of many countries and that it was high time Ghana gave the needed attention the sector deserved.

The stakeholder policy action workshop organised by the Global Communities on the YIEDIE programme was attended by more than 50 participants

They also asked that the TVET sector must be put under one ministry for proper coordination.

Mr. Maxwell Agyei Ashon, Policy Sustainability Specialist for the Youth Inclusive Entrepreneurial Development Initiative for Employment (YIEDIE) also noted with concern the decline of interest in technical and vocational training across the country.

The YIEDIE project according to Him was to whip up interest in the area, and make young entrepreneurs to set up their own businesses, adding that it was also important for the district assemblies to create the enabling environment for business to thrive.

“If more of the youth are employed, revenue at the various assemblies will increase, it is important we get the right skill set for the job market,” he said.

Alhaji Ishaq Asuru, Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) Coordinating Director, was worried that vocational and technical training have been relegated to the background.

He was of the view that if technical and vocational training institutes were resourced fully, it would encourage more of the youth to acquire the necessary skills needed for the job market.

Source: GNA

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