Ghana YMCA Technical and Vocational Training Centres
Ghana YMCA operates three training institutions in Accra, Takoradi in the Western Region and Apedwa in the Eastern Region.
YMCA TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTRE
The Technical Training Centre in Accra is the first school established over 50 years ago in Accra.
YMCA Technical Training Centre is one of the best technical centers in Ghana.
The TTC offers skills training to Ghanaian Youth who did not further their education to the Senior High School, but instead want to acquire technical skills.
The school offers technical training for individuals who seek to empower themselves in the field of technical training. Preferably skills which lead to self-employment are what they offer as an institution as well.
The school runs two different strings of programmes. It has a three (3) year string and also short term courses which runs for a duration of three (3) to six (6) month. Programmes offered are building construction, architectural draftsmanship, electrical engineering, carpentry and joinery.
One can gain admission into the YMCA Technical School after completion of BECE or WASSCE. The school is accredited by the national accreditation board. After successful completion of three (3) year training, an individual can sit for the NVTI Foundation exams and also the NAPTEX Certificate Exams.
As the motto of the school depicts “Builders of Tomorrow”, the school does not take practical training lightly. There’s more hands-on training where students have more practical periods. Also apart from an individual’s major course of study, every student gets computer studies training which enables them to fit into the fast moving world of technology.
YMCA Technical Training Centre has a hostel facility, very spacious classrooms and it can be located in a siren environment in Accra, Adabraka. Students from the center after completion are able to secure jobs in industries and the YMCA gets good recommendations from these industries
Vocational Training Institute Takoradi
The school in Takoradi is all female. The Institute offers courses in Dressmaking, Tailoring, Cookery, Batik Tie Dye and Cake Decoration.
The duration of all courses is 3 years with an additional 1 year for all who seek to have GES Certificate II. Cake Decoration and Batik Tie Dye are six months on a strict proficiency level.
The number of trainees for the first half of 2017 was 85.
As a requirement of the National VTI, trainees after their three years of practical training would be attached to an industry to have hands-on practical experience for the period of 12weeks. Therefore, the institute has liaised with some industries within the metropolis and beyond to place students in their catering or dress making departments for the students to undertake this special program in their companies. Follow ups made on our trainees placed in these industries prove that attaches from the YMCA Vocational Training Institute are always the best and that the department heads of these industries do give them high recommendations.
The school in Apedwa in the recent past was faced with managerial problems. Frantic efforts are in place to reorganize the school.