General News of Fri, 20 Jul 20189
Unemployment rate alarming; NVTI can help - Mawusi Awity
Executive Director of National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI), Mawusi Nudekor Awity, has lauded government’s announcement to include technical schools on the free SHS policy.
According to her, it was an initiative that will be absolutely embraced by the schools as more students can be free of the burden of supporting themselves.
“Unemployment situation, especially among the youth is becoming increasingly alarming. Among the trainers, however, this can be curbed by providing start-up capitals for them to start their own businesses or to expand already established ones to meet social demands,” she said.
In an NVTI 2012 study on employability status, Madam Awity noted that about 53% of graduates from the NVTI are either self-employed or are wage employment.
She was positive that, “ If our trainers are given the necessary assistance and put in a position to expand their business it is our hope that they will help bridge the unemployment gap.”
She asserted “from the stuff displayed,” that “it is obvious that our trainers have the ability to help in the country’s development and with the introduction of the free SHS, more students can now enroll to receive training in various fields to support in nation-building.”
The 48th-anniversary celebration graced by the Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Bright Wireko-Brobbey, Deputy Minister For Education, Barbara Ayisi, representatives from the Canadian and German embassy and other dignitaries from the presidency.