Four hundred and thirty-five skilled artisans in the Western and Western North Regions have been supported by the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) to write the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) examination to obtain certificate.
The support is under the GNPC Foundation’s Livelihood Empowerment Programme to ensure standardization in their field of work. The artisans were trained in various modules such as cookery, electricals, baking, tailoring, hairdressing, spraying, make-up, bead design, tile laying, general electrical, aluminum fabrication, welding among others.
Yaw Frempong Ampomah, Media and Communications Officer of GNPC explained to B&FT in an interview that the Skilled Artisan Project, is supporting 2050 artisans across six regions in Ghana namely Greater Accra, Eastern, Ashanti, Central, Western and Western North.
“After successfully going through their examination, we will take them through a soft skill training on course modules such as bookkeeping, marketing and sales, branding, customer relations, attitude to work among others,” he said.
This, he said, is to enable them start their entrepreneurship journey smoothly; “At the graduation ceremony, each person, will be given a set of tools relevant to their skill to help them, set up for the entrepreneurship journey” he said.
Gifty Annan, a beneficiary expressed appreciation to GNPC Foundation for the support.