Over 2000 skilled welders are wanted by oil companies plying their trade in Ghana, Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah, Executive Director of the Council for Technical and Vocational Education & Training (COTVET), has said.

According to him, this demand emphasises the need to train more people in technical and vocational education for the job market.

Mr Asamoah told Ghana Yensom on Accra100.5FM on Wednesday, 24 October that: “We just returned from Takoradi in the Western Region and most of the oil companies are looking for over 2000 welders to employ.”

He further explained that there is the need to review the curricula for technical education in order to make President Akufo-Addo’s dream of industrialisation a reality.

“We have to review the curriculum to make sure that technical training and vocational training will be competency-based. Not just theoretical training but practical as well,” he said.

He added: “We want to make sure that we are training our TVET graduates for today and the future.”

Source : Ghana/AccraFM.com

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