Takoradi Technical University (TTU) as part of efforts to ensure immediate employment of graduates has signed a pact with Field Ready Employability programme in Accra.
The Field Ready programme is aimed at equipping students with industrial specific skills, knowledge and capabilities to make them employable.
Rev. Prof. John Frank Eshun, Vice Chancellor of Takoradi Technical University at the singing the MOU said, the pact has come at the right time to boost the effort by the University to shift to Competency Base Training (CBT) which gives hands-on training and experiences to trainees to understand ethics in the world of work.
“Takoradi Technical University has taken a major step today for the employability of Ghanaian men and women for a range of industrial sectors. By this, the university is the first in the world to have an official License to operate the Field Ready Employability programme”, he said.
He added that the already trained Field Ready graduates are contributing significantly to major international companies who have invested in the Ghanaian economy.
Speaking to the media, Rev. Prof. Eshun indicated that with the acquisition of the License, the University can
further expand the programme as it plan for the third cohort of students in September 2019.
The Vice Chancellor on behalf of the university, expressed appreciation to Field Ready Partners, Faculty members, students, Allied Companies and Government of Ghana.
Chief Executive of Field Ready, Phil Andrews said signing of the License agreement with Takoradi Technical University marks a new stage in a long-standing and positive relationship for Field Ready in Ghana.
“We will never forget that Ghana in general and TTU in particular is the first location in the world to operate this highly aspirational brand in employability”, he said.
He was optimistic that the future with TTU looks exciting to the imminent start of Field Ready in Matola and Nampula in Mozambique and Dakar in Senegal later this year, we can reflect with pride that, today, global employability for industry has a name ‘Field Ready’ and that it was born in Ghana”.
Present at the signing from TTU were the Director of Finance, Mr. Emmanuel Boadi, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Center Manager for Jubilee Technical Training Center, Dr. John Bentil, the University Legal Officer, Mr. Samuel Adinkrak and Mr. Mathew Gyan. From the Field Ready was the Chairman, Mr. Peter Mackenzie Smith.