The Council for Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) has inaugurated Sector Skills Bodies (SSBs) for Agricultural, Construction and Tourism and Hospitality.

The SSBs are advisory councils that seek to support the Ghanaian Government’s Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) strategy to build a skills system that produces a demand-driven, robust labour market and skills intelligence.

The Executive Director, Council for Technical Vocational Education and Training (COTVET), Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah, addressing participants at the event in Accra, Thursday, September 12, 2019, explained that, his outfit together with the government of Ghana in 2013 signed an agreement to help expand the technical and vocational sector.

According to him, based on the government’s promise, the stakeholders per the five-year strategy plan given, decided to start up with workshops for well-endowed sector skills bodies.

“And as they, (Sector Skills Bodies) are been trained very well, they can also train the apprentice and impact them with all the knowledge they need since we are talking about skills.” He added.

Speaking in an interview with Kasapa 102.3 FM, the Executive Director therefore acknowledged their partners for their unflinching support so far especially the International Labour Organization (ILO).

Considering the implementation aspect of COTVET, he applauds the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur international Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).