The Design and Technology Institute (DTI) has launched its state of the art campus at a grand ceremony in Accra.
DTI was established as a result of the success achieved in the construction and creative industry by its parent company, Accents, and Art.
DTI remains Ghana's only privately accredited TVET institution with the vision to transform youth TVET livelihood across West Africa and become West Africa's premier industrial prototype center within 10 years.
Constance Elizabeth Swaniker, Founder and CEO of DTI, welcomed esteemed guests and expressed her profound appreciation to everyone who has fueled her vision of transforming TVET in Africa, "I can't express enough gratitude to all who helped to bring our dreams to this magnificent reality".
She recounted how she started the journey two and a half decades ago by venturing into the production of high standard artifacts and designs to meet the huge demands of the growing economy.
She has since then trained and worked with artisans and students across disciplines who have gone on to become entrepreneurs, workers in academia and industry.
She added, "my vision is to see young Africans both male and female recognized how to harness their talent and skills".
The DTI seeks to train a new generation of talented and creative individuals for the continent's socio-economic growth.
DTI's mission is threefold:
1. To become west Africa's leading industrial job training and prototype manufacturing center that aims to graduate over 20,000 students annually within ten years;
2. To spread the reach of DTI's skill training model to at least seven of the fifteen ECOWAS countries;
3. To advocate for a conducive environment in West Africa to support cutting edge research and industrial design.
The launch was well attended by high-level dignitaries and leaders from both local and international organizations who reaffirmed their dedication to supporting DTI to change the TVET narrative across Africa.