Ghanaians urged not to underestimate values in vocational education

Accra� Elegant Celebration Institute, a catering and decor training centre at Abelenkpe in Accra has held its 3rd graduation with a call on Ghanaians to hold vocationally trained persons in high esteem as they contribute immensely to nation building.

The institute, which offers courses in basic sugar craft, cookery, floral decor, flower and ribbon art, pastry, among others, graduated 10 persons at the event.

They were also taken through financial and time management, savings, customer care and pressure handling.

Mrs Wendy Poku, the proprietor of the institute who made the call said society would have a lot to gain if they could have faith and encourage the youth to pursue vocational or technical courses rather than allowing them to idle around and lose valuable time by engaging in unprofitable ventures.

She urged parents to encourage their children to pursue their God-given natural talents, self-chosen careers, passion with guidance and coaching from them (parents).

Mrs Poku asked parents not to perceive vocational courses as expensive and thereby deny their children’s enrolment for a career because they stand to gain life-time dividends from the investment they made.

She advised the graduates to be patient in their work, have confidence in themselves and should not allow minor mistakes to derail their focus because in due course, they would be perfected.

She said the Institute, for the past couple of years have trained about 30 persons and that though enrolment was high, a number of trainees fell along the way during the courses for various reasons.

Mrs Poku called on the public to engage the graduates of the Institute who had had relevant skills training to deliver quality services to them.

Source: Ghana News Agency


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