A total of 60 students on Saturday graduated from the Anointed Technical Training Institute (ATTI) at its second congregation ceremony in Accra on the theme “TVET for youth employment and sustainable economy”.
The graduands who had completed six months intensive practical training received certificates in electrical, mechanical, auto mechanics, and security systems.
The rest included robotics and artificial intelligence, mechantronics, industrial automation, renewable energy, computer hardware among others.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Institute, Mr Samuel Adjei Boateng, said the institute had structured its academic disciplines into 80 percent hands-on practical training which enabled graduates to engage in self-employment.
Mr Boateng said this structure empowered students to be practically oriented to enhance their entrepreneurial spirit in every working endeavour.
He stressed that the institute had put in place a comprehensive and a working framework to create an enabling platform for students to identify and unearth their talents without any academic barriers.
According to the CEO, the approach had created opportunities and a change of mind by students in Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) courses, particularly in the fields of technical and engineering.
The Director of Administration of the institute, Mr Emile Kofi Bosia Ofori, said TVET had changed the dynamics of jobs and had become the driving force of the world economy.
A Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Cape Coast, Dr Kwadwo Anokye Dompreh, applauded the institute for creating job opportunities for the youth by preparing them to be self-employed through its practical training.
Dr Dompreh said the world was now driven by skilful people as a result of technological advancements, hence the youth must prioritise TVET programmes as a career to help them contribute their quota towards the socio-economic development of the country.
BY VICTOR A. BUXTON