Design and Technology Institute (DTI), a privately accredited technical and vocational education facility, last Wednesday signed a Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with Takoradi Technical University (TTU) to implement a Precision Quality(PQ) Programme.
It aimed at equipping young people with fabrication skills, boosting the competency based learning of TVET universities, improve work skills of master craft persons and standards of small-medium enterprises.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of DTI, Ms Constance Elizabeth Swaniker, stated “the PQ curriculum will help position and equip young people with the requisite skills to create value and secure better jobs in the future.
The MoU, she said also sought to improve Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) delivery in Ghana to meet industry demand.
According to MsSwaniker,it has been part of DTI’s collaborative strategy to work with stakeholders to transform youth livelihood for sustainable jobs, in partnership with Master Card Foundation’s Young Africa, which sought to enable about 30 million young people, particularly women to access dignified and fulfilling work opportunities by 2030.
She said the three-year project further sought to create 40,000 direct and indirect work opportunities for the youth, especiallyyoung women, through TVET.
MsSwaniker explained that, the handing over of the curriculum to the university was a major step in ensuring that “we maintain the same level of standards in TVET education delivery across the country.”
The CEO told the gathering that the transformation journey was not a future event, but, a present activity, and that precision promoted good quality, excellence and competence in job execution, adding that, “the TTU partnership has been an enviable journey.”
The Vice-Chancellor of TTU, Rev. Prof. Frank Eshunlauded the collaboration withDTI and said, the MOU was a critical component of the university’s vision to become a centre of excellence in technical and vocational education both in Ghana and sub-Sahara Africa.
“I have strong conviction that this MoU will go a long way to address the issue of Precision Quality facing our manufacturing industry, today, so far as international quality standards are concerned.
I also believe this partnership will offer job opportunities to our students and make them competitive in the world of work,” he added.
The Western Regional Minister, Mr KwabenaOkyereDarko-Mensah, welcomed DTI to the region and charged the TTU to leverage the partnership to train the next generations of human capital for the country.
He remarked that “The partnership with the DTI is the needed game-changer for the youth who are undergoing training at the University. It is my hope that this will unlock the needed skills for the myriads of private sector companies to create wealth for Ghana. “
Meanwhile, at the ceremony, DTI handed over an upgraded and ultra-modern TVET workshop equipped with state-of-the-art precision hand tools to TTU to enhance teaching and learning at the university.
FROM CLEMENT ADZEI BOYE, TAKORADI