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Entrepreneurial training key to accelerated economic development – NVTI

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Mrs Philibert Aba Nkrumah, Head of the Department of the instructor and Master Craftsman Training at the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI), has observed that entrepreneurial training is key to accelerated economic development.

It is for this reason, she said, that her outfit recognises the importance of capacity training programmes for the upgrade of knowledge and skills.

Mrs Nkrumah made the observation at the graduation of more than 40 trainees after a six-month apprenticeship training programme at the Corban Foundation, women’s empowerment organisation located at Golf City near Ashaiman.

The trainees were taken through courses like catering, hairdressing, dressmaking, decorations, soap and beads making, batik and tie and dye.

The programme was designed to equip the trainees with the requisite entrepreneurial skills to fit into the job market.

It was also meant to keep them abreast of current developments required by the country’s vocational institutions curriculum.

Mrs Nkrumah advised managements of vocational institutions to set high standards to enable people they train to become versatile to penetrate the international market.

Mrs Fidelia Lartey, Proprietress of Corban Foundation, said it was her vision was to train and produce high quality products to be self-employed, to help reduce unemployment.

She appealed to  corporate bodies to offer financial assistance to  the Foundation to enable Management expand and admit more students who would be eventually trained to become self employed.

Mrs Lartey said over the past decade, Corban Foundation had offered professional training and competence to a large number of the girls who are currently gainfully employed in various establishments across the country.

Source: GNA

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