A campaign to change the negative perceptions society has about Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Ghana has been launched in Accra.
The campaign dubbed “MYTVET, My SKILLS. MY FUTURE is being executed by the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) in order to highlight the importance of the TVET sector in Ghana and to increase enrollment in Technical and Vocational institutions.
The campaign’s objective is to inspire world-class excellence in skills development and to introduce the youth to a variety of skilled careers, using such tools as the National Skills competition, TVET clubs in Junior High Schools, career guidance and counseling and the use of TVET Ambassadors and Role Models.
In a keynote address by the Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh read on his behalf by the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of TVET, Gifty Twum Ampofo, referring to COTVET’s key objectives, he stated that the campaign will raise awareness that Ghana was on its way to being a world-class leader in coordinating skills development.
“Ghana’s TVET system is set to produce a globally competitive workforce through quality-oriented and demand-driven learning for national development,” the Minister declared.
The MYTVET campaign will focus on five main areas, mainly Career guidance and counselling, tvet Clubs in Junior High Schools, Skills Competition, TVET ambassadors and role models and Interactive TVET web portal.