The Deputy Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, Hon. Bright Wireko-Brobby has charged Ghanaian Students and youth to embrace Technical, Vocational and Educational Training (TVET) a means to creating employment and reducing the unemployment rate.
In the era where several automobile companies such as Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen have expressed interest in setting up assembling plants in Ghana, coupled with the arrival of the German-Ghana Center where employers would be linked to job seekers especially in Technical and Vocational skills, the Deputy Minister believes this is the perfect time for the youth and students to take advantage and shift to TVET in order to gain employable skills for the impending Job market.
Hon. Wireko-Brobby made the remark when the Executives of the National Unions of Ghana Students paid a courtesy call on him at the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.
The student body, led by the General Secretary, Pius Yeboah Nimako, wanted to know the role the Ministry plays in Career Guidance and Counselling to Ghanaian students in the area of job and career selection.
Responding to their enquiries, Hon. Wireko-Brobby indicated that the Labour Department under the Ministry provides career Guidance and Counselling to Ghanaian youth. He further charge the students to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Labour Department for a Comprehensive Career Guidance and Counselling to students before they graduate since career selection begins with programme and course choice in school.
The Minister also used the opportunity to hint of Government’s intended initiative to roll out mobile networks to every hook and cranny of Ghana to ensure that mobile networks are available everywhere in the country.
The Director in charge of Human Resource, Ms. Gloria Bortele Noi used the occasion to entreat students take advantage of the Nation Builders’ Corps (NABCO) and garner enough experience as they prepare for the World of Work. She bemoaned the reported cases of absenteeism that has characterized the programme and called on NABCO trainees to respect their appointment and regularly report to work.
Mr. Daniel Asiedu, the tripartite coordinator, also took the student leaders through the operations of the National Tripartite Committee and Social dialogue practices among the tripartite body i.e. government of Ghana, Employers and Organized Labour.