Assistant Manager at the Charlotte Dolphin National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) at Sanzule in the Western Region, Mr Nathaniel Aboroborah has appealed to the petroleum company Eni Ghana Ltd, to absorb students from the Institute to do their practical internship.
The move, he noted, would endow the students with skills which would complement the knowledge acquired to feed the oil and gas industry.
Mr Aboroborah was speaking to the Ghana News Agency during a visit to the Institute, which is situated within the catchment area of Eni Ghana Ltd, an Italian company.
President John Dramani Mahama recently performed a ground breaking ceremony for the commencement of a multi- million dollar project by the Italian petroleum company at Sanzule in the Ellembelle District.
Mr Aboroborah said with the emerging oil and gas industry in the District, it has become more relevant for the Institute to re-position itself and consolidate its vision to provide the youth with employable skills.
He said so far, the Institute has trained more than 400 students most of whom are gainfully employed in their businesses with support from government.
Touching on the relevance of Technical and Vocational education in the country, he charged government to give it the needed attention to spearhead technological advancement, which is moving other nations in the 21st century.
He said it was against this backdrop that the Institute was established in 2003 to run a-four-year intensive training programme for the teeming youth in areas such as welding, catering, dressmaking carpentry and joinery.