Plumbing training in Ghana received a boost with the inauguration of a state-of-the-art training center in Accra as part of the Grohe Installer Vocation Education (GIVE) program, an innovative branding strategy from a leader in the sanitary industry, GROHE, which aims to train a generation of qualified installers for the sanitary industry.
The state-of-the-art training center, set up in collaboration with the Accra Technical Training Center (ATTC), is expected to provide around 100 young people each year with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively cope with the shortage of qualified installers, a deeply rooted threat in the sanitary industry.
As part of the GIVE program, GROHE helps plumbing schools create a state-of-the-art training environment by installing modern training facilities and providing learning materials and experienced technical trainers.
Speaking at the event, Christopher Penney, GIVE Program Manager, LIXIL EMENA expressed his optimism about GIVE in Ghana while congratulating ATTC staff and management for their support.
âAfter approximately 18 months of intensive preparation for the birth of GIVE in Ghana, we are so happy to see this training center finally launched and ready to serve its purpose. Indeed, we are delighted to have come this way because it marks an important step for GIVE. ”
âWe are confident that this facility will be put to good use, helping us achieve the goals of this long-term program. We would also like to express our deep gratitude to ATTC for endorsing GIVE’s vision and agreeing to be partners in this regard, âhe said.
In turn, the Director of ATTC, Mr. Arko Dometey, expressed his gratitude to GROHE for the training center while urging the students and trainers present to take advantage of the opportunities offered by GIVE to improve their skills and improve their performance. life.
He mentioned that the newly inaugurated training center would provide the opportunity to build the capacity of trainee plumbers and trainers, thus keeping them abreast of modern trends and techniques in the sanitary industry.
The principal also noted that the training center arrived on time; a time when many experts recommend investing in youth through world-class Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) as a remedy to the unemployment problem that has emerged among many young people.
âAs a professional, it is important to constantly stay in touch with the latest trends and innovations in the industry. I therefore firmly believe that this training center would play a central role in the retraining and upgrading of already existing plumbers and trainees in the country. With adequate technical training and the required skills, the problem of unemployment would gradually become a thing of the past among young people, âhe said.
Johnson Ankamah, a beneficiary, for his part praised GIVE, saying: “We are grateful to GROHE for their kind gesture and for investing in our future.”
The inaugural ceremony which brought together the stakeholders of the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) space of the country as well as the main actors of the health industry also included the training and retooling of more than 20 students. and trainers from ATTC’s plumbing department.
Upon receipt of their training kits, beneficiaries underwent rigorous training in the installation of futuristic bathroom and kitchen equipment under the supervision of Manfred KÃ¼hn, a renowned sanitary expert.
Globally, GIVE has been a vehicle for improving society and having an impact on the lives of many socially disadvantaged people. Its training programs, designed uniquely to equip young talents with the knowledge of the latest health technologies and innovations, is a force to be reckoned with.
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