More Than 400 Youth Graduate from YOTA, NVTI, Soft and Technical Skills Training Programme
More than 400 young people were officially graduated after receiving soft skills and technical skills training through the Paseway project being implemented by the Youth Opportunity and Transformation in Africa ( YOTA), Plan International and the National Vocational Training Institute( NVTI).
As part of the project, 200 young women with no prior skills in the construction sector were taken through a 6- month- long intensive training in interior decoration, tiling, plumbing, P.O.P installation, electrical work and painting.
About 250 other young men and women, who had prior skills in the construction sector but were without certification examinations.
Project Coordinator, Eric Saforo in his address, said the project partners were proud of the achievement of the beneficiaries who form
the second cohort of the project.
He said all the beneficiaries, as part of the project, will be given internship opportunities leading to permanent job opportunities with construction companies.
We are here to celebrate those who have gone through the technical skills training and also those who have gone through the recognition of prior learning.
We will put you into internship, and we will find jobs for you. We are working with construction companies and construction associations to help get internship and jobs. he assured the participants, adding that, they must approach their jobs with a positive attitude.
He revealed that YOTA is currently supporting about 1,200 young people in the Greater Accra Metropolitan area through technical skills and soft skills.
One of the soft trainers, Anna Mills, advised the graduates to put into practice all that they’re learnt in the course of the training.
She further urged women to be bold and not look down on themselves as they transition into the world of work.
I want to encourage the participants to keep what they’ve learnt during the training at heart.To the women, be bold and value what you’ve gained but be humble and learn more but don’t look down on you just because you are a woman, Dare to be excellent and don’t compare yourself to others,” she urged.
All the graduates received certificates of completion.
The Pathways for Sustainable Employment Opportunities for Women and Youth in Ghana(PASEWAY) project is being funded by the German government.
Story by Bugbila Moadow.