73 Students compete for 2021 WorldSkills slots

BY: Severious Kale-Dery
Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah (middle) answering questions from the media while Mrs Gifty Twum-Ampofo, a Deputy Minister of Education in charge of TVET, and Dr Kofi Korsah, the Chairman of the Ghana WorldSkills Steering Committee, look on
Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah (middle) answering questions from the media while Mrs Gifty Twum-Ampofo, a Deputy Minister of Education in charge of TVET, and Dr Kofi Korsah, the Chairman of the Ghana WorldSkills Steering Committee, look on

Seventy-three students from some tertiary institutions in the country are competing among themselves to pick up slots for the 2021 WorldSkills Africa Competition to be held in Namibia.

The students are competing in various skills such as welding, brick laying, carpentry, auto body repair, mechatronics, electrical installation, automobile technology and IT software solutions for business.

The other areas include graphic design technology, cooking, fashion technology, beauty therapy and hairdressing.

The Deputy Minister in Charge of the TVET, Mrs Gifty Ampofo-Twum announced this at a press launch of the 2021 WorldSkills National Competition on the theme, “Reimagining TVET as a tool for Ghana Beyond Aid.”

WorldSkills Competition

This will be the second time Ghana would be participating in the contest. The first time was in 2019 when Ghana participated in Kigali where the Ghanaian competitors won a gold medal in the cooking categ