July 5, 2012

Examination (BECE) graduates between 2011 and 2012 will be trained under National Apprenticeship Training Programme, soon to be establish under the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET).

The Ministry of Education in collaboration with the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) and other agencies responsible for the apprenticeship training in the country will be implementing the programme.

The Curriculum of the programme covers 25 identified skills areas and will include communication, entrepreneurial and numeracy skills.

The Minister of Education Lee Ocran, made this known in parliament while answering a question posed by the Ablekuma Central MP Chaie, Theophilus Tetteh on what measures the Education Ministry have put in place to ensure that pupils who drop of the Basic level of education are given technical and vocational training to make them useful to the nation.

He said the apprentices will be assed at the proficiency Grade 2 Level after the one year training.

Hon. Lee Ocran noted that fund s have bee solved from the GETfund to enable the apprenticeship programme to start.

He said government has also instituted Distance Education in EVTT adding that courses available include automotive engineering, welding, fabrication, masonry, carpentry, hospitality and tourism, and numeracy and English as a second language.

All the courses will be taken online and is free of charge to the students. Students will learn at their pace and acquire work experience at masters workshop.

Kwadwo Anim/Ghanadistricts.com