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Oct 4, 2011

Youths to receive skills training

Mr Kwabena Adu Amaniampong, Informal Sector Coordinator of the Council for Technical and Vocational Education Training (COTVET), has announced that Government has made available GH¢3.0 million under its National Apprentice Programme (NAP) to train 5,000 Junior High School (JHS) graduates, who did not gain admission to Senior High Schools (SHS) in employable skills, this year.

According to him, the training will be in areas such as cosmetology, garment, auto mechanics and electronics.
     Mr Amaniampong disclosed this at Kuntanase in the Eastern Region when he   presented training equipment and tools for the NAP to the Bosomtwe District stressing that the programme is being piloted in 75 selected Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies.
           The NAP is meant among other things to encourage youths to choose technical and vocational education training (TVET) as another path of progression in life.
     The other beneficiary districts of the programme in Ashanti Region include Asante-Mampong, Adansi North and South, Konongo and Kumasi.
     He said COVET with support from the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) has already trained 1,200 master craft persons to train the apprentices.
     Mr Amaniampong urged the assemblies to give every necessary support to the programme to ensure its successful implementation.
Source: ISD