The Ghana Skills Development Initiative (GSDI) is a project assisted by the German Government via the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ GmbH, and implemented in cooperation with the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET).
- pursues the objective of providing demand-driven training to the target group of job-seeking youth, apprentices, workers and owners of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) especially in the informal and agricultural sector.
- supports COTVET’s innovative approach to introduce competency-based training (CBT) standards and collaborative training models that combine both workplace-based training and school-based training modules at selected TVET providers.
- specifically seeks to improve the quality of the traditional apprenticeship system and, therefore, to enhance skills and qualifications.
GSDI III follows the well-established multi-level approach within four intervention areas:
- Improvement of the framework conditions and support to TVET policy coordination
- Strengthening of local business actors in TVET
- Expansion of CBT approaches
- Implementation of the developed courses
GSDI III is implemented in the following regions:
- Greater Accra Region
- Northern Region
- Volta Region
- Ashanti Region
- Eastern Region
- Western Region
GSDI’s supported trade areas so far are:
- Garment Making
- Block Laying and Tiling
- Electrical Installation
- Furniture Works