Building a highly skilled technical and vocational workforce in Ghana and Namibia

13:30 - 14:30

Ghana and Namibia, although at different stages of their oil/gas development and production, both have a significant need to invest in their technical and vocational workforce, forming a major focus for government and their international operators.

In Ghana, one of the major challenges facing TVET colleges is being able to offer practical training, and forming a close alignment with industry to enable responsiveness to evolving workforce demands and technologies.

The Field Ready programme at the Takoradi Polytechnic is offering a solution to both such challenges.

In Namibia, key priority areas have been identified by the Namibia Training Authority for improving and extending vocational and technical training provision, including train the trainer programmes, increasing the number of specialist providers, supporting entrepreneurship, increasing technical exposure and advocacy for TVET careers.

The aims of this practical workshop are:

  • To identify opportunities for international education and training providers to support technical and vocational skills development in Ghana and Namibia
  • Determine solutions to strengthen practical training and field experience
  • To define a common language in terms of standards and industry expectations
  • Identify solutions to achieving a closer alignment with industry on TVET curriculums and programmes

Confirmed Speakers

Freddie Blay, Chairman, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)
Kofi Kudua Sarpong,
CEO, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC)
Markye Krohne,
Executive: Human Capital & Strategic Development, NAMCOR
Nillian Mulemi,

John Austin, Former Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, OMV

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