NCCTI inaugurates a 10-member management committee

| Updated Mar 21, 2017 at 2:00pm


Mrs. Lydia Duvor, NCCTI Manager


A 10-member re-constituted Institute Management Committee (IMC) has been inaugurated at the New Century Career Training Institute (NCCTI) in Dansoman, Accra, an offshoot of the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) to steer the affairs of the institute.

They are CDR J.A.C. Combey (Rtd), Chairperson; Mrs. Lydia Duvor, Institute Manager/Secretary; Mrs. Mary Sarpong, PTA Chairman; Yakubu Tanko Baako, Traditional Council Representative; Bernard Ofosu, TUC Representative; Ibrahim Baako, Assemblyman for Tunga.

The rest are Philip Kwesi Incoom, Technical Education Unit; Ernest N.A.C Myers, AMA representative, Daniel Narnor, Labour Department and Gideon A.Ofosu, Old Trainees representative.

In a welcome address, the Institute Manager, Mrs. Lydia Duvor said the management and administration of the Institute was handed over to the NVTI and training started on 17th February 2000.

She said the status of the Institute changed to Inclusive Vocational Education in January, 2013 with assistance from Africa Action, BMZ-HIT, an NGO-based in Germany.

NCCTI, she said exists to provide demand-driven employable and sustainable Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) skills for economic empowerment.

In her inaugural speech, the Guest of honour and the Controller of Apprenticeship of the NVTI, Ms. Juliana Nkrumah stated that the IMC shall function as a supervisory body to the Institute Manager in all matters of Head Office Policy in the administration of the NVTI-Training Institutes.

She cautioned the IMC members to balance their acts by sticking to their mandate so that they do not appear to be usurping the role of the Manager whilst urging them to always remember that the institute has been set up as a place to equip young professionals, job seekers and current workers.

Ms. Nkrumah said vocational training has not enjoyed the recognition and appreciation it deserves for a long time in contributing to national development adding however, that vocational training provides the solutions to future challenges.

She therefore charged the members to work diligently to bring their rich experience to bear to meet any trend of challenges and leave a legacy after the three-year term of office after which their stewardship will be reviewed.

In his acceptance speech, Mr. Philip Kwesi Incoom on behalf of the current IMC chairperson said the newly-sworn-in members would work consciously in collaboration with the manager move the institute to another level.

In a short address on behalf of the outgone chairperson who is also the current chairperson, an ex-officio member and a former institute manager, Mrs. Regina Larbi said the immediate past IMC members were instrumental in securing foreign aid which changed the status of the institute to the aforementioned Inclusive Vocational Education.

As a result, she said the institute has at least eight physically challenged trainees who are doing well in various trade areas. She welcomed the new members and wished them well in the execution of their mandate.

In a closing remark, the chairman of the occasion Engr. Paul Ackon urged the new members to live above reproach and strive to promote the image and standards in the institute.

The Institute used the occasion to launch its cloth.