KsTU Signs MoU with Design Technology Institute to Boost TVET

Kumasi Technical University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Design and Technology Institute (DTI), a world-class Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Institute in Ghana to help churn out top-notch professionals in the TVET space.

The MoU is meant to implement the Precision Quality (PQ) training towards excellence in measurements, standards, and specifications among learners in the TVET space. The MoU aims to ensure that KsTU students gain relevant industry skills and adhere to global industry standards. 

The PQ training programme was developed by industry players and certified by the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET).
Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Vice-Chancellor of Kumasi Technical University, Ing. Prof. Nana Osei-Wusu Achaw expressed his excitement about the collaboration which will make the students more employable in Ghana’s growing industrial sector. He appealed to DTI to establish a branch of the Institute at the University to strengthen the collaboration. 

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of DTI, Ms. Constance Elizabeth Swaniker, in her remarks noted that Precision Quality is the only guarantee to train learners who will be ready for the future world of work. She added that the initiative will be crucial in bridging the skills gap between what is being taught in institutions and what the industry needs. She believes that Industry trends change so rapidly and so there is the need for institutions to bridge competencies gap to meet the dynamics in the industry which development outpaces the changes in the Universities that are bureaucratic in nature.

She reiterated that the role of DTI as a private sector institution is to provide the needed support to KsTU to train the next generation of the labour force that meets the needs of the market and urges the University to ensure seamless integration of the curricula of KsTU and that of DTI.

The MoU forms part of KsTU’s collaborative strategy to work with stakeholders to achieve the objective of being a world-class institution. The three-year project seeks to create 40,000 direct and indirect job opportunities for the youth, especially young women, through TVET. About 5,000 students and 100 instructors in selected TVET universities are also expected to benefit from the project.

The signing of the MoU and handing over of the curriculum of DTI to the University is a major step that will help train learners who will develop innovative solutions to help the country in the industrial revolution currently taking place around the world.

The Vice-Chancellor’s team and that of DTI after the signing of the MoU.



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