Accra Brewery Signs MoU With ‘T’-Poly

accra BreweryAs part of its efforts to provide practical skill-training for undergraduates and continuous development of human resource, Accra Brewery Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Takoradi Polytechnic.

The MoU, which covers a four-year period, will create an opportunity for students of the Polytechnic to acquire in-depth technical knowledge, training and skills from the brewery.

The deal will see students being engaged in a six-month annual internship that involves areas such as joint research projects, sponsorships and attendance of implementation seminars. Others include familiarisation tours of the brewery, development training ,as well as the opportunity to be recruited permanently by the company.

As a measure of the mutually beneficial relationship, employees of Accra Brewery, especially those in the technical section, will have access to in-service training with the Polytechnic.

The institution provides training programmes in automation, mechanical and electrical engineering, among others. It also has an ultra-modern training facility in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Skills, including Mechatronics and Programmable Logic Controls.
Reverend Professor Daniel .A. Nyarko, Rector, signed the MoU for Takoradi Polytechnic, while Mr. Gregory Metcalf, Managing Director, signed for Accra Brewery Limited.

In his remarks, Mr. Metcalf said the ceremony was to formally show ABL’s commitment to Takoradi Polytechnic, an institution it (ABL) has had a relationship with over the years, and emphasised that the company is ever ready to enter into partnerships as they serve as a platform to assist the academia to meet industry’s requirements through training students and by extension further developing the nation’s human resources.

“Our business will continue to benefit tremendously through internships, national service postings to our company and the permanent employment of some of the best students of the Polytechnic, thereby increasing the skills of our employees,” he added.

Commenting, Rev. Prof. D. A. Nyarko, said the academia does not exist in a vacuum and that the training they give to students and Ghanaians are for a purpose, adding that “If we train students and industry does not find any use for them, then our training is in vain so we need the input of industry in everything  we do. We cannot go solo, and government cannot do everything, therefore we are glad today we are signing this MOU with Accra Brewery.”
He stated that Accra Brewery is unique to the school because of the mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering courses, adding the industry fits into those courses  and many a time their students have been readily accepted by Accra Brewery for internships.

The Rev. Prof. Nyarko expressed his sincere gratitude for the cordial relationship that between them, as well as the signing of the MOU to cement it.

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