The president of Ghana, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the 2021 State of the Nation Address disclosed that the implementation of the Ghana Jobs and skills will kick start this year. This is in line with the commitment to curb the issue of youth unemployment through Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET).
“In line with our commitment to address the issue of youth unemployment through TVET, Government will commence the implementation of the Ghana Jobs and Skills project this year”, he indicated.
According to the President, this project seeks to expedite the development of competency-based training curricula on the National TVET Qualification Framework for one hundred (100) trades/professions from level one (1) (National Proficiency 1) to level five (5) (Higher National Diploma) as well as training some twenty-five thousand (25,000) beneficiaries and provide entrepreneurial support to about fifty thousand (50,000) individuals.
It will also seek to implement the Ghana Labour Market Information System, and upgrade of district public employment centres and services.
He however used the medium to thank the House for passing the Education Regulatory Bodies’ Act, 2020 (Act 1023).
He added that the passage of this Act has established the Commission for Technical Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) and the TVET Service as all these will help to streamline delivery of TVET, and avoid overlaps and duplication. He additionally disclosed that the government is building thirty-two (32) TVET institutions across the country to augment existing infrastructure for effective TVET delivery.