The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has cut a sod for work to begin on phase one of 32 State-of-The-Art Technical and Vocational Education and Training, TVET, Centres at Abrankese near Kuntenase in the Bosomtwe District of Ashanti.
The Abrankese Centre is among the first nine selected to be completed in 24 months.
The project being undertaken in three phases would be fully equipped with all the requisite technical materials and qualified manpower and is expected to train skilled and employable products to give real meaning to addressing socio-economic challenges facing the country.
The Vice President Dr. Bawumia maintained the government’s resolve to make technical and vocational education attractive to the youth instead of the usual reading and writing type of education.
The 32 institutions to be categorized into type A and B to be known as Centres of Excellence will have all the logistics comparable elsewhere across the globe to enable it to deliver.
All the 16 regions would be provided with two of the centres each.
The Vice President said the government since 2017 has invested more in TVET education than any other government and ”this manifested itself when Ghana won two gold and two silver medals in the Skills Africa Competition in Namibia in March this year”.
The Vice President also touched on the significance of TVET education in Ghana.
The Minister of Education Yaw Osei Adutwum said TVET education all over the world is recognized as an engine of transformation and hoped the new centers when completed will transform skills training education in Ghana.