Dr. Fred Kyei, the director-general of the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) has said the government is poised to upskill the informal sector in a bid to help the sector enhance its contribution to national development.
He said the informal sector can absorb more graduates if equipped with modern practices.
Speaking to Kwaku Nhyira-Addo on The Asaase Breakfast Show on Wednesday (20 April) Dr. Kyei said, “If we do not upskill the informal sector then even though people like those at mechanic shops will make money; they are also exposed to chemicals that poison them without them knowing.”
“The government is highly focused on ensuring the success of TVET. If you are interested then I will advise you to enroll ahead of time.
If the informal sector is trained in modern practices of work then we can even start sending our graduates there to gain hands-on experience.”
He added: “Ghanaians love TVET but the majority of it is focused in the informal sector. We are working to slowly rope in the informal sector so that we can help them maximize their gains.”
Source: Asaase Radio 99.5