VRA partners CPI Training to improve workers’ capacities

The Volta River Authority (VRA) has intensified efforts in improving upon its business of electricity generation from hydro, thermal and renewable, among other sources, for sale to distribution companies and bulk customers in Ghana and beyond.

Consequently, the authority last Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CPI Training, a Canadian project management firm, in Accra, to offer customised training for selected VRA staff members, to be able to handle the system to expectation.

The agreement seeks to create the framework to guide the collaboration of VRA and CPI Training, towards the designing of capacity-building programmes.

The training would be done through structured and targeted industrial attachment, quasi-classroom and practical training sessions with identified Canadian institutions with expertise in the energy sector.

Mr Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of VRA, signed for his outfit, while Mr Terry Drabiuk, founder of CPI Training, signed on behalf of his firm, which is a project management firm that provides talent management solutions for clients across Canada and around the world.

The CEO said the MoU was significant at a time the VRA was committed to sustaining efforts in improving the skills and capabilities of its staff and exposing them to best international practices in the energy sector, in order for them to serve customers better.

He recalled that the Authority had made a similar arrangement with Ontario Hydro of Canada, to enhance the capacity of its staff.

Mr Antwi-Dakwasaid the VRAwas optimistic that if the agreement was implemented, VRA workers would benefit from specific training programmes and have the opportunity of hands-on training pertaining in some reputable institutions in Canada.

Mr Drabiuk commended the VRA for working with the CPI Training to help workers update their knowledge and skills in the energy sector.

He gave the assurance that CPI Training would deliver a wide-range training to expose the VRA staff to best international practices in the energy sector.

Those present at the signing ceremony included Deputy CEOs of VRA, namely Dr Ebenezer Tagoe, Finance; Mr Edward Obeng-Kenzo, Engineering and Operations, and Mr KennethArthur, Services.

Others were Dr I. Stella Agyenim-Boateng, the Advisor at the Office of the CEO; Mr Clement Boakye, Director, Corporate Strategy; Mr Kwame Amankwah-Twum, Acting Director, Legal Services; and Mr Lawrence Quartey, Acting Manager, Corporate Communication and Branding.

The founder of CPI Training was joined by MrKamilMohammed, Country Director, and Mr Ron Nickel, Director, International Trades Training.


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