A total of one hundred and sixty (160) youth in the Kwadaso Constituency are benefitting from a free vocational training program instituted by the Member of Parliament (MP), Dr Samiu.K Nuamah.
The training institute called the Citizens Vocational Institute (CVI) is situated at Denchemuoso and offers courses in cosmetology and garment making (fashion and cloth designing). It is a Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) accredited facility.
Last week, the first batch of 60 trainees at separate functions due to the outbreak of COVID-19 received their certificates individually from the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI).
The next batch comprising of 100 youth will commence training after the lifting of the restrictions on public gatherings having registered already.
The Institute is also enjoying support and partnership from the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET), which is an outfit that oversee and coordinate all aspects of technical and vocational education in the country.
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Speaking to this reporter, MP for Kwadaso and initiator of the project, Dr S.K Nuamah expressed delight at the impact of the training project.
He was hopeful that the first batch of trainees would turn out to put the skills they acquired at the school to good use.
This, he noted would offer them self-created jobs as well as avenues for employment of others when they succeed in undertaking the projects they aim to carry out.
Hon Nuamah asked the youth in the locality who are unemployed to take up courses at the training institute just as the first and second batches have done so that they can make their lives count for the Kwadaso community as well as their families.
‘’I am glad that 60 persons in this community who took advantage of the program at the training institute have passed out and the second batch about to do so and I know with skills acquisition the youth in Kwadaso would soon become the most resourceful people in the whole of Ashanti and in Ghana as a whole’’, Dr Nuamah noted.
Dr Samiu K. Nuamah popularly called ‘’Adwuma wura’’ said his vision is to build a vibrant constituency where the youth and the aged would be gainfully employed.
He noted that his priorities are education, health, job creation and value addition to natural resources in the community.
STORY BY MICHAEL OFOSU-AFRIYIE, KUMASI