A total of 102 teachers of Asuasi Technical Institute have been trained through the ILO Skill Up project to deliver online training to students.
SKILL-UP Ghana is a project funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Norway/Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and executed by the ILO.
The Asuasi Technical Institute which has a population of 2,472 is one of the ten beneficiaries of digital training for teachers.
At the end of the last training session of the teachers at the school in the Central Region on Friday, October 29, 2021, the challenge is now how the students will access the learning because they don’t have laptops or smartphones.
Delivering a speech at the closing ceremony of the Training of Tutors of Asuansi Technical Institute, Mr. Adetor Frank Kwasi who is National Project Coordinator SKILL UP Ghana Project congratulated the school Principal, Vice Principals and Tutors for embracing the new approach to teaching and learning.
He encouraged the school to sustain the arrangement while charging the students to also apply themselves to the new approach to teaching and learning and optimize all the direct and associated benefits.
“The ILO, working through CTVET will support the Asuansi Technical Institute to develop a guideline for digitalization which will serve as a blue print for replication in other technical institutes.
“In conclusion, the ILO SKILL UP Ghana Project/Global Programme on Skills and Lifelong Learning will pledges its commitment to working with the Commission for TVET to support the TVET transformation agenda in Ghana,” Mr. Adetor Frank Kwasi said.
On his part, the Coordinator of Occupational Standards, Curriculum and Certification at TVET, Theophilus Zogblah gave the assurance that government is keen on investing more so the training institutions can get needed equipment.
He said his outfit and government are aware of the many opportunities in such trainings hence willing to give the needed push for students to have the interest to pursue TVET training.
“…Government focus is really to help scale up the youth to address the problem of unemployment. The focus of this government is to provide more support in order to create opportunities for the young men who are interested in TVET. It is another strategy to motivate the youth to go into technical education where they apply skills for jobs. The government is doing so well."
The Skill Up Ghana project is supporting the Council for Technical Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) in strengthening the TVET system in its responses to the labour market needs.