Who We Are
Pact for Skills: Support to the Transformation of the TVET System in Ghana project is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), with funding support from the European Union (EU). It is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and other public and private sector stakeholders. The project is new within the technical cooperation programme “Training and Sustainable Growth for Good Jobs” in Ghana as a spin-off from the previous project “Programme for Sustainable Economic Development” (PSED).
Pact for Skills: Support to the Transformation of the TVET System in Ghana supports public and private training providers (Technical and Vocational Schools such as Technical Institutes, NVTIs and Polytechnics) in the organization and implementation of the new CBT-courses for apprentices, master crafts persons and artisans. The project additionally trains facilitators in modern training methods and CBT, fosters the introduction of quality school management procedures and supports registration and accreditation processes.
The Ghana TVET Voucher Programme (GTVP), implemented by CTVET and financed through KfW, complements the Pact for Skills: Support to the Transformation of the TVET System. This voucher system finances the training costs and contributes to a successful implementation of the developed courses as part of the collaborative apprenticeship training system.
Currently the The Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) is a training provider with mandate to provide the following:
- Training of students in TVET for job creation and economic development
- Training of teachers in TVET institutions for effective teaching and learning
- Training to equip teachers with skills and competencies to develop the entrepreneurial knowledge and knowhow of students.
- Development of linkages with industry, commerce, and the community for effective training of teachers
At a ceremony held at the Ministry of Education in Accra today, the
EU-Ghana Pact for Skills: Support to the Transformation of the TVET System initiative was
unveiled. The project aim at empowering Ghana’s workforce through enhanced skills
development and employment opportunities. This is an important step towards addressing the
skills gap and fostering sustainable economic growth in the country.
GIZ Ghana has been awarded by the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET), an agency under the ministry of Education as an outstanding Development Partner during the 2021 TVET Awards which was held as part of the Closing Ceremony for the 2021 National Skills Competition and TVET EXPO.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development (AAMUSTED) and GIZ Ghana for the continuous cooperation within the Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Component of the Program for Sustainable Economic Development (PSED) which implements the Ghana Skills Development Initiative (GSDI IV).
A day’s conference of Women in Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has been organized in Accra by the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) in collaboration with GIZ Ghana through the Ghana Skills Development Initiative (GSDI IV, on the theme; “Promoting Inclusive TVET, the Role of Women.”