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Collaborative Apprenticeship Training (ATVET) Project Launched

The university on Monday 13th December, 2020 launched the collaborative Apprenticeship in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ATVET) model project. The ceremony was held on the campus of the university at the auditorium of the Engineering Laboratory.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Abass Braimah launched the project and assured all participating individuals and organisations, of the university’s commitment to ensuring the success of the project. The participants at the event included the Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Bashiru Imoro Ibn Saeed who is the project lead person, the Registrar, Director of Finance, Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Director of International Programs and Institutional Linkages and the Head of the Agricultural Engineering Department. The rest were the project facilitators, Lecturers of the Agricultural Engineering Department and the trainees on the project. The main partner organisation, ATVET was represented by Mr. Dogbey Leonard. Alhaji Mustapha Mas-ud will be the coordinator on the project.

The ATVET project is a 3-month collaborative project with GIZ under the Ghana Skills Development Initiative. The collaboration will see Tamale Technical University deliver COTVET accredited competency-based training in five selected occupations in the Mango value chain to three youth groups. The groups are Mango City, Raincorp and Evergreen Mango Association. In all fifty individuals will be trained, ten from each of the targeted groups. The occupations include, Nursery Assistant, Mango sprayer, Farm hand, Harvester and Pruner.

The objectives of the project include the following:

  • Increase the number of skilled employees in the mango industry
  • Increase employability of trainees to respond to industry demand in the mango value chain
  • Deliver competency-based training modules in collaboration with partner enterprises.

The project is expected to complete in March, 2021 and it is envisioned to be scaled up to cover more of the country’s unskilled youth who are out of employment for this reason.