Source: Ben LARYEA
The Anointed Technical Training Institute (ATTI) has held its 2nd graduation ceremony under the theme “TVET For Youth Employment and Sustainable Economy” in Accra.
The ceremony witnessed the graduation of 60 graduands in various courses such as electricals, mechanical, auto mechanics, security systems, robotics and artificial intelligence, mechantronics, industrial automation, renewable energy, computer hardware among others.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Anointed Technical Training Institute, Mr. Samuel Adjei Boateng said the institute have structured its academic disciplines into eighty percent (80%) hands-on practical training which enables graduates to engage in self-employment as part of the drive to hold their destiny and skills in their hands.
According to him, the gesture also empowers them to be practically oriented and enhances their entrepreneurial spirit in every working endeavour and explained that the institute dwells much more on practicals with less theory.
“The institute have put in place a comprehensive and a working framework which creates an enabling platform for students to identify and unearth their talents without any academic barriers or cut off points in terms of grading”, he said, adding further that there is clear chance for applicants to be enrolled.
The move he said have created opportunity for some unemployed graduates to change their mind-set on TVET courses and have been enrolled at the institute and assured of a job waiting for them after graduation particularly in the fields of technical and engineering.
He however commended graduands for commitments and dedication exhibited during the training period and advised them to be good ambassadors of the institute in the World of Works (WoW).
For his part, the Director of Administration of Anointed Technical Training Institute, Mr. Emile Kofi Bosia Ofori said TVET have changed the dynamics of jobs and have become the driving force of the world economy, adding that the graduands are the game changers in most working space.
He urged graduands to demonstrate self-confidence and believe in themselves in all working endeavours and pointed out that the future is bright since they have the technical knowhow which will aspire them to greater heights.
“TVET have become the subject of importance in modern day eeconomy therefroe government in these regard must adequately resource TVET institutions to meet and be abreast with the emerging trends in the sector”, he indicated.
In his address, Dr. Kwadwo Anokye Dompreh, Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Cape Coast applauded the institute for creating job opportunities for the youth through its practical training, saying it is preparing the youth to go straight into self-employment.
“The world today is driven by skilful people as a result of technological advancements hence the youth must prioritise TVET as a career to help contribute their quota towards the socio-economic development of the country,” he advised.
He however expressed his gratitude to the management and staff of the institute for the brilliant innovation and the laudable initiatives for lifting the dreams of the youth to new levels of job openings.