National vocational training institute (NVTI) in 1967, a tripartite National Manpower Board comprising representatives of the government, employers (Industry) and workers (Labour) was established in order to plan effective development and utilization of human resource in accordance with the expected socio-economic development of the country.
In this article, we will be looking at the list of NVTI courses but let’s first have a brief discussion, After a comprehensive study of the country’s manpower needs and the existing facilities for skill training, the Board requested for assistance from the United Nations development Programme Special Fund (UNDP/SF) in establishing a national vocational training programme.
The first phase of the project which was of four years duration was approved in June 1968 with a total UNDP input of seven hundred and five thousand , four hundred dollars (705,400) and Ghana government counterpart contribution of three hundred and seventy-four thousand cedis (374,000). The UNDP input provided for 240 man-month of expertise in addition to equipment and fellowships.
The plan of operation was signed on 23rd October, 1968 and commencement of operations was authorized on 25th October, 1968, with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) as the executing agency and the Ministry of Labour, Social Welfare and Co-operatives now Ministry of Manpower, Youth and Employment as the co-operating agency. An Act of Parliament 351 of 12th January 1970 was passed to legalize the establishment of the Institute.
LIST OF NVTI COURSES
- Secretarial Proficiency
- In-plant Training (Which is custom made)
- Instructional Techniques Course
- Instructional Techniques Course for Driver Instructors
- Defensive Driving Course
- Driver Instructor Course
- Receptionist and Front Desk Officers Course
- Transport Management Course
- Safety and Security Course
- Strategic Driving Course
- Book-keeping Course
- Upgrading Printing Course
The Apprenticeship Department has the responsibility of planning, organizing and conducting Apprentice training for shop, floor and middle level craftsmen in the informal sector for industry and self-employment nationwide.
Its other functions are to:
- Register and train Apprentices in the informal sector nationwide.
- Organise refresher courses for Domestic and Technical Inspectors.
- Monitor activities of the training Centres that train the Apprentices to ensure quality training.
- Plan and prepare action plans with trainers of informal apprentices.
- Organise seminars to review activities of the informal training centres.
- Provide assistance in the selection of tools, equipment and training materials for informal apprenticeship.
- Award certificates to apprentices who complete training successfully.
- Monitor the effective utilization and safety of tools, equipment and training materials.
- Recommend appropriate training for Master Craftsmen.
- Arrange training programmes for apprentices at the NVTI Centres.
- Put in place the infrastructure for informal apprenticeship.
- Maintain and update a register for apprentices trained.
- Maintain and update a register of all Master Craftsmen and their workshops.
- Periodically carry out training needs assessment in new areas for apprentice training.
1. Entry Requirements to NVTI Centres
Entry to the centres is generally open to persons with the following qualifications:
- BECE Certificate with passes in Mathematics, General Studies and English
- Holders of Middle School Leaving Certificate
- Sponsored apprentices with basic educational background
- Evidence of at least 2 years Secondary School or SHS education
2. Course Duration
The Course is designed for 4 years leading to the Certificate II Certificate. An Application Form is obtainable at each Centre. The training year starts in January. Entrance examinations are conducted between October and December each year with each Centre setting its own date for the examination
Tools depend on each course and are on loan for use at the Centres. Any loss which is found to be due to negligence on the part of a trainee is paid for by him/her.
Trainees are eligible to sit for the following Test Grades during and after 4 years training:
- Foundation Certificate
- Certificate I
- Certificate II
Please pass by or contact the following contacts below for more enquires.
NATIONAL VOCATIONAL TRAINING INSTITUTE (HEAD OFFICE)
P. 0. BOX MB 21, ACCRA, GHANA NO. 44 ACCRA AVENUE, EAST LEGON, ADJACENT OIC
WEBSITE ADDRESS: http://www.nvtighana.org
|GREATER ACCRA REGION|
|Pilot Training Institute||Mr. Bernard Forson||Box AN 8137, Accra-North||0302241152, 0273735855, 0244671202|
|Construction Machinery Mechanic Training Institute||Mr. Emmanuel K. Ashie||Box MB 21, Accra||0302970426, 0277747935, 0265167069|
|New Century Career Training Institute||Mrs. Lydia Duvor||Box DC, 821, Dansoman||0302314633/314658, 0205188864, 0541768139|
|Kanda Career Training Institute||Mrs. Dora Mireku||Box MB 21, Accra||0208894227, 0242132746|
|Tema Industrial Mission Vocational Training Institute||Mr. Joseph Nii Tackie Adams||Box CS 8014, Tema||0303305233, 0244851693|
|Testing Department||Mr. Stephen Asomani||Box MB 21, Accra||0302229571, 0209020145|
|Kumasi Vocational Training Institute||Mr. Richard Addo Gyamfi||Box KS 3953, Kumasi||0322199769, 0243120466, 0269234816|
|Institute of Business Studies||Mrs. Grace Nsiah||Box KS 14518, Kumasi||0322031008, 0208156082|
|Kumawuman Institute of Skills Training Institute||Mr. John Evans Ackon||Box KM 4, Kumawu||0200466422, 0244186674|
|Heman Buoho Vocational Training Institute||Mr. Joseph Ampah – Donkoh||Box SE 995 Kumasi||0322493550,0244181502|
|Testing Department||Mr. Martinson Osei||Box 3953, Kumasi||0322026282, 0278152801, 0208492930|
|BRONG AHAFO REGION|
|Dormaa Ahenkro Vocational Training Institute||Mr. Paul K. Tabong||Box 145, Dormaa-Ahenkro||0352322022, 0277137450, 0240717119|
|Yamfo Vocational Training Institute||Engr. Philip Effah Attakorah||Box 2450, Sunyani||0208735687,0244827556|
|Our Lady of Fatima Vocational Training Institute||Engr. Francis Fay Anku||Box 100, Sampa||0272284167, 0208230937, 0540589283|
|Testing Department||Mr. Francis Dakora||Box 2462, Sunyani||0352028182, 0244954497|
|Biriwa Vocational Training & Rehabilitation Institute||Engr. Amegbor Kwashie Samuel||Box 580, Cape Coast||0332194018, 0208857850, 0554222494|
|Gomoa Adaa Vocational Training Institute||Mr. George Oduro, Snr.||Box 4, Gomoa-Adaa||0276644113, 0244253399, 0205833681|
|Assin Fosu Vocational Training Institute||Rev. Godswill Asiedu-Osafo||Box 53, Assin Fosu||0203-263930|
|Winneba Vocational Training Institute||Mr. Erasmus Sam||Box 60, Winneba||0332322136, 0248037280, 0275695349|
|Breman Asikuma Career Training Institute||Mr. Robert K. Lavison||Box 22, Breman Asikuma||0243008734|
|Testing Department||Mr. Patrick Adu Sarfo||Box 580, Biriwa||0332133905 ,0201445040|
|St. Mary’s Vocational Training Institute – Tamale||Rev. Sister Cynthia Anabire||Box TL 576, Tamale||0372022565, 0200982429, 0505518131|
|Kofi Annan Vocational Training Institute||Mr. Alhassan Adam Damba||Box TL 1710, Tamale||0277772901, 0241968870|
|Tamale Vocational Training Institute||Engr. Ibrahim Abaari||Box TL 1710, Tamale||0372022123, 0244966635|
|Testing Department||Ms. Ivy Dorcas Yeboah||Box 53, Tamale||0372022511, 0204944441, 0244822491|
|UPPER EAST REGION|
|Namalteng Integrated Vocational Training Institute||Mr. Umu Salima Yahaya||Box 536, Bolgatanga||0542651209, 0208977723|
|Bawku Vocational Training Institute||Mr. Amenyeku Kweku Winfred||Box 27, Bawku||0204033761, 0246642335|
|Testing Department||Mr. Alhassan Salifu Ibrahim||Box DGN 21, Bolgatanga||0209942421|
|Toh-Kpalime Vocational Training Institute||Ms. Abigail Melormey||Box 10, Toh-Kpalime||0244847915, 0506544476|
|Caring Sisters Vocational Training Institute||Ms. Christiana Esi Nanevi||C/o Box 3, Tegbi-Keta||0362642561, 0208871322, 0244451339|
|St. Theresa’s Vocational Training Institute||Mr. Georgelee K. Brempong||Box CD 3, Chinderi||0372622100, 0242540055|
|Atorkor Vocational Training Institute||Mr, Stanley Seth Yeboah||Box AW 79, Anloga||0208311791, 0245560955|
|Testing Department||Mrs. Seline Adjabeng||Private Mail Bag||0362025070, 0244957565|
|Takoradi Vocational Training Institute||Engr. Maxwell Zanu||Box 80, Takoradi||0312026002, 0260859323, 0244501715|
|Charlotte Dolphyne Vocational Training Institute||Mr. Philemon Osei Sarfo||C/o Box 46, Esiama||0200243731, 0545232663|
|Manso Amenfi Vocational Training Institute||Mr. Thomas Cudjoe||Box 27, Manso-Amenfi||0243713321|
|Testing Department||Mr. Thomas Ahiable||Box 80, Takoradi||0312023381, 0244653013, 0208844148|
|Abetifi Vocational Training Institute||Mr. Sampson Agbeli Botchoey||Box 57, Abetifi-Kwahu||0342030065, 0244757859|
|St. Mary’s Vocational Training Institute -Asamankese||Ms. Felicia Akapame||Box AS 321, Asamankese||0244208844, 0208160645|
|Presbyterian Vocational Training||Mr. Martin Young||Box 6, Anum||0243573529|
|Testing Department||Mrs. Peace Kwao Sarbah||Box 348, Koforidua||0342026211, 0209083975|
|UPPER WEST REGION|
|St. Anne’s Vocational Training Institute||Rev. Sr. Mary Magdalene Yendau||Box 16, Nandom||0209387559|
|St. Clare’s Vocational Training Institute||Rev. Sr. Catherine Naaeka||Box 14, Tumu||0242-215664|
|Testing Department||Mr. Abraham Sandow||Box 93, Kaleo||0248256932, 0208376902|
REGIONAL HEADS OF INFORMAL APPRENTICESHIP
1. GREATER ACCRA (VOLTA REGION) – 0302223972/0244253006/0261858171
2. CENTRAL REGION –
3. WESTERN REGION – 0502136391
4. ASHANTI REGION (B. AHAFO/EASTERN) – 0244206939
5. NORTHERN REGION (U. WEST/U. EAST) – 0244170699/0200952323
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