Chairperson for the Western Region’s chapter of the Ghana Tailors and Dressmakers Association, Samba Dadzie is urging government to as a matter of priority support the non-formal sector in technical and vocational training so as to motivate the youth to take up skills and trade to better their lives.
Ms Samba Dadzie tells Skyy News that mentors and trainers in the vocational institutions often lend support to their trainees, mostly financially, but that she said, is unsustainable and a disincentive to the youth.
“Parents of some of these trainees have not been that supportive. Most of them are from less endowed homes. So at times their tutors have to foot some bills to support their training”, she said
She acknowledged that some measures are being taken by government to provide support under the Technical, Vocational and Educational Training, however this intervention according to her is yet to be materialize.
“We know that government through COTVET, has plans to support technical and vocational training in the country but we want government to expedite the process”, Ms Dadzie emphasized.