Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Government urged to retool Vocational Training Centres across the Country

Government urged to retool Vocational Training Centres across the Country

The Head of Monitoring at the National Vocational Training Institute, Christian Agorda has charged the government to retool Vocational Training Centres in the Country as the foremost step to encouraging skills acquisition.

He said several Vocational and Technical Training Centres in the Country are in bad condition, infrastructure wise and in terms of development, which in essence, defeats their purpose of establishment.

Engineer Agorda said this at the sixth graduation ceremony of the Weekends Vocational Institute at Afariwa in Tema. It was on the theme; "Responding to the provision of the three basic necessities of life; food, clothing and shelter, through skills acquisition."

Coupled with infrastructure deficit, the technocrat also mentioned poor remuneration for vocational graduates, citing the disparity between HND holders and University graduates which is a disincentive for vocational training. Engineer Agorda further called for retraining of Vocational Training Instructors and advocated for a legislation to demand completion certificate from apprentices before offering them jobs. 

The Proprietress of the Vocational Institute, Angela Banson said though there are lots of people in the Cake Techniques industry, good communication and customer relations are the hallmark of the Centre.

A graduant, Theresa Sackey, said the level of communication and human resource attached to the training will help to establish her amidst the several players in the sector.