Enhance Your Business with Your Knowledge-Prof. Mintah

The Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Prof. J.K Mintah, has charged participants of the skill training programme organised by the Department of Vocational and Technical Education (VOTEC), to put the knowledge they had acquired to good use to enhance their businesses. Prof. Mintah urged the participants to keep learning and encouraged them to top up the programme next academic year. He commended VOTEC for the initiative to equip the Youth with employable and entrepreneurial skills to enable them to secure jobs or start their own small businesses, instead of going round looking for non-existent white collar jobs. Professor Mintah was speaking at the Closing Ceremony for a three-week skill training programme for traders, students and academicians to harness their skills to competently manage businesses. The training included sugar craft, macramé, food presentation techniques and, advanced batik and tie-dye. The main objective of the training was to equipped participants with the essential skills to help improve their businesses, as well as monitoring them to establish their own businesses. The programme also afforded the participants the opportunity to engage in discussions and share experiences. The Head of the Department of VOTEC, Dr. Augustina Araba Amissah, encouraged beneficiaries of the Workshop to utilize the knowledge and skills they had acquired from the training to better their lot and that of others in the society. She advised them to develop positive attitudes to make the skills they had gained meaningful in the world of work. She indicated that the skills programme would go a long way to help many people to acquire employable skills to become self-employed. For her past, the immediate past Head of VOTEC, Dr. Christine Boateng, said the workshop formed part of the social responsibility of the Department. She urged the participants to take advantage of the skills they had acquired and contribute meaningfully to the socio- economic development of Ghana. She enjoined them to be good ambassadors of the skills training programme and advised the unemployed beneficiaries to start their own small businesses to earn a living, in order not to become rusty at home. As part of the programme, the participants exhibited variety of foods and cakes they learnt during the workshop to the public. Each participant was awarded certificate of participation.