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A day’s conference of Women in Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has been organized in Accra by the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) in collaboration with GIZ Ghana through the Ghana Skills Development Initiative (GSDI IV, on the theme; “Promoting Inclusive TVET, the Role of Women.”

The event which coincided with “International Women’s Day” had the objective of encouraging young women to show interest and participate in male dominated trades and to highlight the situation where many young women still face professional and occupational limitations.

It brought together participants from selected junior, senior high schools, vocational and technical institutions in Accra as well as professional TVET oriented career women.

The Country Director for GIZ Ghana, Madam Regina Barbosa explained that German support for the development of the TVET Sector in Ghana has been well known and acknowledged. Actively embedded in this support has been the need to ensure that women are encouraged and persuaded to take up the challenge of participating in the so called male dominated trades within the TVET sector in the country. This evidenced by the numerous female oriented schemes and interventions that have been implemented in collaboration with the CTVET and other TVET Institutions.

She therefore urged the Government of Ghana, and all concerned to continue to strive for excellence when it comes to empowering the female since they hold the key to the success of every society.

On her part the Deputy Minister of Education in charge of TVET, Mrs. Gifty Twum-Ampofo, noted that the potential of TVET to spur socio-economic growth, decrease unemployment, and improve the skills and competencies of the workforce to make it globally competitive has long been recognized. This is why the Government of Ghana continues to invest heavily in the TVET Sector since it assumed office in 2017

Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah, the Director General of the Commission for TVET used the occasion to thank all stakeholders especially the Development Partners who continue to support the Commission in its bid to ensure that TVET becomes subject of choice for all young Ghanaians especially, females.