National Skills Competition will impact policy and industry – Dr Asamoah

Accra- Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah, the Executive Director of the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, (COTVET) has said the National Skills Competition would help to improve policies on Technical and Vocational Education and Training, while developing talents for Ghana’s industrialisation.

The platform, he said, was important ‘to bring the exploit of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training into policy and public discourse’ and to prepare Ghana for global skills contest, organised by World Skills International (WSI).

Dr Asamoah, who delivered the welcome address at the launch of the maiden competition in Accra, on Tuesday, explained that it was also part of the efforts to promote skills training and development for industrialisation for the transformation of the national economy.

He, therefore, commended the stakeholders, the Planning Committee Members, and sponsors for making the competition a success.

My special thanks goes to our partners and sponsors: European Union, Germany, SECO, GIZ and GSDI, FC Beauty College, Amatrol, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Accra Technical University, Kumasi Technical University, Delorenzo and many others, he said.

He also congratulated the applicants who made it to the completion, out of the 450 applicants, as well as the technical experts and judges.

I thank the Technical Experts and Judges for accepting the invitation of the Board of COTVET to put up the tasks for the competition and serving as judges, Dr Asamoah said.

The Skills Competition dubbed, Skills for Jobs and National Development, is being organised by the COTVET with the Ministry of Education and some partners.

Source: Ghana News Agency