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Technology Institute, T’di Technical University Sign MoU

Constance Elizabeth Swaniker and Prof Frank Eshun exchanging the documents

THE DESIGN and Technology Institute (DTI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Takoradi Technical University (TTU) to strengthen the implementation of the Precision Quality (PQ) training programme towards improving Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) delivery in Ghana.

DTI also upgraded and handed over an ultra-modern TVET workshop equipped with state-of-the-art precision hand tools to the Takoradi Technical University, as part of the MoU.

The MoU with the Takoradi Technical University forms part of DTI’s collaborative strategy to work with stakeholders to reach the objective under the ‘Transforming Youth TVET Livelihood For Sustainable Jobs’ project in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation’s ‘Young Africa Work strategy’, which seeks to enable three (3) million young people, particularly women, to access dignified and fulfilling work opportunities by 2030.

The three-year project seeks to create 40,000 direct and indirect work opportunities for the youth, especially young women, through TVET.

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Under this project, DTI will recruit and train 1,000 youth in precision fabrication and work readiness, improve the work skills and practices of 5,000 master craft persons and 1,000 SMES through the Precision Quality (PQ) training programme. 5,000 students and 100 instructors in selected TVET Universities will also benefit from the training programme which will benefit many young apprentices in trade and businesses.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of DTI, Constance Elizabeth Swaniker, stated that, “the PQ curriculum will help position and equip young people with the requisite skills to create value and secure better jobs in the future. The handing over of the curriculum to the University is therefore a major step to ensuring that we maintain the same level of standards in TVET education delivery across the country”.

Vice Chancellor of Takoradi Technical University, Rev. Prof. Frank Eshun, said “In fact, TTU takes this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as a critical component of our vision to become a centre of excellence in technical and vocational education both in Ghana and Sub-Sahara Africa,” he said.

Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, guest of honour welcomed DTI to the region and charged the university to leverage the partnership to train the next generation of human capital for the country.

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