The Eastern, Western and Central Regions are to benefit from the Ghana Technical Vocational Education and Training Voucher Project (GTVP) which funds demand-driven training vouchers to COTVET-registered master craft persons, their apprentices and workers.
The GTVP is a project under the German-Ghanaian Financial Cooperation initiative.
The project which started in September 2017 with four regions, namely, Greater Accra, Ashanti, Northern and Volta Regions is aimed at increasing access of master craft persons, workers and their apprentices to undergo training in Technical and Vocational studies to improve their skills.
The vouchers will be used to fund competency based training courses in COTVET–accredited training institutions and the assessment and certification of National Proficiency Levels.
Since its inception, GTVP has facilitated access to approximately five thousand master craft persons, their workers and apprentices’ to technical and vocational education.
It has also strengthened capacity of TVET stakeholders such as training institutes, trade associations and COTVET to effectively play their mandated roles in TVET.
The Western Regional Minister, Kobina Okyere Darko indicated that, in addition to GTVP, there is going to be the establishment of a database for trained apprentices and artisans, a national apprentice recruitment agency and a portal to assist artisans in marketing their products and also support the institutionalisation of business incubation.