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Solutions to overcome Ghana’s technical skills shortages and support the development of its oil industry

09:00 - 12:00
2016/11/25

Building a competent and highly skilled national vocational and technical workforce to support the localisation of Ghana’s oil industry remains one of the nation’s biggest challenges.

A lack of formal education and practical training among the indigenous workforce has created a massive skills gap.

The Field-Ready programme at the Joint Technical Training Centre (JTTC) is offering an innovative approach in partnership with industry to offer fully competent and capable graduates with practical experience and industry Field-Ready certification.

In this workshop we gain insight into several initiatives active in Ghana, and discuss:

• Objectives of the Ghanaian Government, petroleum authorities and industry in building TVET education capacity and skills, and how this is being approached
• How to increase access to, and attractiveness of TVET programmes
• Approaches to build the capacity of local education institutions to train local technicians and artisans
• Strategies and approaches to close the technical skills gap in Ghana, drawing from case studies of best practice and lessons learned
• Enhancing the employability of students
• Incorporating practical training, work placements and personal skills into training programmes
• Identify specialist areas where additional expertise is needed from the international education and training community

Speakers

  • Dr. Kofi Abban Managing Director - Rigworld Services International
  • Irene Asare Human Resources, Facilities & Administration Director - Tullow Ghana

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