Vocational training

TVET institutions will introduce a German-style dual vocational training system by 2022

Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions across the country will, from 2022, start implementing dual vocational training similar to that underway in Germany.

This follows several state-sponsored observation trips to study the German model of TVET, which merges a compulsory work placement with the theoretical training of students in school.

The German model of TVET merges a compulsory work placement with the theoretical training that students receive at school.

In a brief ceremony to inaugurate a new Board of Trustees for the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Commission, Education Minister Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum instructed members to ensure the roll-out of the work-study vocational training system by the next school year.

“We need to start looking at creating internship programs to get students out of the classroom and into the realm of work,” he said.

He went on to say: “your task is to ensure that the German dual TVET system that we have experimented with is finally implemented in this country”.

The delay in the implementation of the dual training system is despite a five-year strategic policy of the TVET Commission, which requires implementation in Ghanaian TVET institutions.

But in an exclusive interview with Joy News on the sidelines of the inauguration of the C-TVET Board of Directors, TVET Commission Director General Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah said the commission was working to begin the deployment by 2022.

“So we started the initial work to deploy the dual system. The program is being finalized with the help of industry.

“Right now, we are recording firms that will be on schedule to receive students,” Dr. Kyei Asamoah said.