Skills Development Fund Training On Auto Electronic Diagnostic Testing Launched In The Western Region

The Western Regional Secretariat of the Ghana National Association of Garages in collaboration with Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) has launched a Skills Development Fund Training on Auto Electronic diagnostic testing for 1500 Artisans at the Takoradi Polytechnic Auditorium.


Speaking at the launch, Her Excellency the Second Lady Mrs. Matilda Amissah-Arthur said the Skills Development Fund which was one of Government of Ghana’s initiatives with funding from the World Bank and DANIDA was aimed at providing a demand-driven response to challenges faced by the productive sectors of the economy to meet up the challenges of artisans in solving the problems of patrons and companies sending their vehicles outside the region to be diagnosed.

She therefore urged artisans to take the training programme seriously to enable them improve their skills and to be competitive in their various fields.

She reiterated the need for female artisans to take advantage of that opportunity to compete equally with their male counterparts in various modules of training and also challenged COTVET to create a gender balance platform to support the employment of women and see them as partners in the fight against poverty and underdevelopment. 

The Western Regional Minister,  Paul Evans Aidoo said artisans should use the opportunity to participate actively in the training to enable them improve their skills and impact it to their colleagues artisans in the various garages and thanked the Takoradi Polytechnic as Service Providers of the project.

Mr. Kwesi Anwuboh, Secretary of the Western Regional Secretariat said the secretariat through the efforts of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly had acquired 58 acres of land at Kanssaworodo a suburb of Sekondi to re-locate all artisans within the Metropolis.

He said two acres land had been earmarked for the building of a Training School where the youth would be absorbed for the training as apprentices on different trades.

In all, 10 zones were selected from ten Districts out of the 22 Districts in the Region to participate where each zone offered 150 artisans.

The selected zones include; Sefwi Wiawso, Aowin- Suaman, Sekondi, Axim, Tarkwa, Bogoso, Agona Nkwanta, Wassa Amenfi, Juaboso and Bia.


Source: ISD (Fredrick Senu-Richards)  



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