The leadership of CTVET and the Ministry of Education have presented winners from the WorldSkills Africa Competition, Swakopmund 2022 to President Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo at the seat of government, Jubilee House, on Tuesday June 14, 2022.
The Commission for TVET Organized the second WorldSkills Ghana National Skills Competition in October, 2021. 73 competitors competed in 14 skills areas.
Selected competitors from the National Competition represented Ghana at the just ended WorldSkills Ghana National Skills Competition 2022 organized in Namibia, Swakopmund.
They made Ghana proud on Saturday, April 2, by picking up four (4) medals at the closing and awards ceremony.
Under the auspices of the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET), Ghana won gold in the Mechanical Engineering CAD and Web Technology competitions. Ghana also won Silver in Fashion Technology and Electrical Installation.
The winners at the competition were; Louis Morgan (Mechanical Engineering CAD), Manfuji Yao Agbo (Web Technology), Ibrahim Adam Kwaku (Electrical Installation) and Deladem Oko (Fashion Technology).
Out of the sixteen (16) skill areas at the WorldSkills Africa Competition, team Ghana competed in ten (10) of them.
Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah (Director General of CTVET) who led the Ghanaian delegation to the competition indicated “the introduction of national skills competitions for technical and vocational education and training is paramount because it has the potential of accelerating any country’s drive towards development. Skills competitions encourage creativity, competitiveness and innovation and more importantly boost the image of a country on the international stage.”
He therefore urged all students in the various technical and vocational institutions across the country to avail themselves and take part in the next zonal and national skills competitions which will be organized in 2023.
President Akufo-Addo, indicated his excitement about meeting the competitors and congratulated them “for lifting high the flag of Ghana in far away Namibia.”
Addressing the competitors and experts, the President reiterated his governments unequivocal commitment to technical and vocational education and indicated that he is happy that the investment his government has made in TVET is yielding positive results.
The other competitors were Isaac Peprah (Automobile Technology), Jonathan Larmie (Cooking), Shaimawu Yakubu Mohammed (Dress making), Christopher Appiah (Welding), Christian Nana Yaw Amoah (Bricklaying), and Samuel Asumadu Owusu and Mante Kwarteng Amos (both competing in Mechatronics).