|Govt Donates Tools For Apprenticeship Programme|
|Wednesday, 08 February 2012 14:16|
The government has procured training tools worth over GH2 million through the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to train 5,000 apprentices in 50 selected districts nationwide under the National Apprenticeship Programme (NAP).
The beneficiaries who are mainly Junior High School (JHS) graduates who did not gain admission to the Senior High School (SHS) will receive training in Auto mechanics, dressmaking, cosmetology and electronics trades.
The Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr Eric Opoku who disclosed this at a handing over ceremony of tools at the forecourt of the Regional Co-ordinating Council (RCC) said the tools will be presented to the beneficiaries after their training as start-up tools.
He said 50 selected districts nationwide are benefiting from the programme of which Brong Ahafo had five and mentioned the five beneficiary districts as Sunyani West, Tano South, Atebubu Amantin, Asunafo South and Tain districts.
Mr Opoku said the other districts in the region will benefit from the project in the next phase which will begin in April, 2012.
He said the gernment through GET Fund will pay allowances of GH¢150.00 per trainee per year to the master craft persons who will train these apprentices.
Mr Opoku said the training tools will be given to the apprentices on completing of their training as start-up tools and added that the government will continue to support them to start industrial villages in all the beneficiary districts
Source: Daily Graphic