Member of Parliament (MP) for North Dayi District in the Volta Region, Ms Joycelyn Tetteh, has donated set-up kits worth thousands of Ghana Cedis to some youth in her constituency who have completed a three-year apprenticeship in dressmaking.
The set-up kits including sewing machines were handed over to the beneficiaries at a graduation ceremony held at the Anfoega RC Park over the weekend.
Addressing the gathering, the North Dayi lawmaker called on the youth of Ghana, especially those in her constituency, to take vocational, technical and apprenticeship training very seriously since that was one of the surest ways to their economic self-emancipation.
According to her, learning a trade or a skill made one self-employed in the advent of high youth unemployment in the country.
She advised parents to change their perceptions about technical, vocational or apprenticeship training.
Ms Tetteh explained that all over the world vocational, technical or apprenticeship training has been an effective tool to reduce youth unemployment in countries like Germany, Japan and China.
“In the advent of high youth unemployment in the country, our youth should be encouraged to take vocational, technical or apprenticeship training seriously since they provide available jobs after completion,” he North Dayi MP said.
The lawmaker also appealed to the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the equipment to benefit more people in their respective communities.
“I believe we all as individuals or organisations can help by supporting and encouraging the young ones to take up vocational, technical education seriously to reduce unemployment in country,” she said.
Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH
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