As part of the ongoing TVET reforms, the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) has organized a one-day stakeholder workshop on the implementation of Dual TVET in Ghana.
The workshop which took place in Accra focused on the main goals is to ensure quality in TVET delivery according to internationally accepted standards. The Progressive Adoption of a Modified German Dual TVET System in Ghana, is one of the strategies used in achieving this goal.
European countries such as Germany, Australia, Switzerland as well as some African countries like Kenya, South Africa, and Nigeria have implemented the Dual TVET.
The Concept of Dual TVET is an instructional delivery system of technical and vocational education and training that combines in-plant and in-school training based on a training plan collaboratively designed and implemented by an accredited company.
The main characteristic of the dual system is a cooperation between mainly small and medium-sized companies, on one hand, and publicly funded vocational schools, on the other.
This cooperation is regulated by law.
Ghana in her quest to implement Dual TVET in 2022, has organized a stakeholder meeting to engage all stakeholders within the TVET landscape to discuss the `implementation of Dual TVET across selected sectors.
These sectors include; Tourism and Hospitality, Construction, Automotive, Apparel, and Garment.
The deliberations include the outlook of Dual TVET implemented in some countries, the roles, relationships, and contractual obligations between the parties in the dual systems, benefits as well as possible challenges of implementing the dual system in Ghana.
The Workshop also discussed the possible requirements and quality assurance mechanisms associated with Dual TVET delivery in Ghana.