As part of the initiative to impact skills in the youth across the world, GIZ Ghana on August 13th graduated 500 youth from Agricultural Technical and Vocational training (ATVET). The intensive training was an 8 days intensive training workshop sponsored and funded by WUSC Ghana, themed; “Facilitation of Career Development Training ”. WUSC among others was the sponsoring organization while Self Search, a partner to WUSC on its #INVESTproject was tasked to provide training to upscale Counsellors in #TVET Institutions to better support students in their career planning processes and create mind shifts for female students to venture into predominantly male professions.
During the workshop, the Counsellors were trained in 12 competency areas and were certified as Career Service Providers with International ethical standards to provide quality career services to students in TVET institutions.
The Self Search Ghana facilitators consisted of Self Search Training Consultant and Instructor for the National Career Development Association USA – Dr. Rebecca Dedmond an 80-year-old seasoned Consultant, Certified NCDA Instructor, and Lecturer at the George Washington University USA.
Dr. Rebecca Dedmond was brought to Ghana in the 90s by the World Bank to set up Career centers in the 3 major national Universities in Ghana (University of Ghana, Legon, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and University Of Cape Coast (UCC))
However, the training aim to believe it is a must for all Counsellors and Teachers who have been assigned the role of Counsellors in all the over 300 TVET institutions of Ghana to upscale its workforce in career development planning and management.
ABOUT GIZ GHANA
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is a non-profit organization that seeks to focus on three main core issues and priorities and as one of the core issues and priority is
Training and sustainable growth for decent jobs
Through this vision to train the youths, over 500 Ghanaian youth have graduated from Agriculture Technical and Vocational Training (ATVET)’s Competency Based Training program in Oil Palm Value Chain.
The training is a component of the Program for Sustainable Economic Development (PSED) activities implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) and with the support from the Swiss Government via the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.
The training aims to equip young people with the competencies to improve their capacity to be employable, self-sufficient, independent, and productive in their communities.