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Ghana: Over 500 ATVET learners receive capacity building in Oil Palm Value Chain

More than 500 learners from the Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ATVET)’s Competency-Based Training (CBT) have received capacity building in the Oil Palm Value Chain.

The six-month training was run at five different agricultural training institutions throughout Ghana, focusing on specific training modules for occupations along the oil palm value chain.

The modules are Nursery Establishment, Land Preparation and Plantation Establishment, Farm Management, Harvesting and Agribusiness Management.

The 591 learners were awarded a certificate of completion at the graduation ceremony organised by Solidaridad West Africa in Bunso in the Eastern Region.

The project was in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH’s Ghana Skills Development Initiative (GSDI) Project, and the University College of Agriculture and Environmental Studies (UCAES).

The ATVET Programme is co-funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the German government.

Detlev Axel Jahn, the Head of the Programme for Sustainable Economic Development, said the German Government remained committed to supporting the activities of the TVET sector in Ghana.

He said the sector was one of the surest ways to attain the financial and economic independence that the young people were striving for.

Mr Jahn urged all stakeholders in the TVET sector to continue to support the efforts of both the Ghanaian Government and its development partners to make TVET an attractive field for the youth.

“Providing demand-driven training to job-seeking youth, apprentices, workers, and others, builds a confident and job-ready workforce that makes them attractive to the industry, both as skilled employees and highly engaged entrepreneurs,” he added.

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