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NTA holds training of trainers workshop on TVET

Dec 19, 2013, 10:03 AM | Article By: Halimatou Ceesay

National Training Authority (NTA) on Tuesday began a four-day training of trainer’s workshop on technical, vocational and educational training (TVET) at the Baobab Hotel and Resort.

The programme funded by NTA itself, drew participants from NTA licensed and accredited trainers who have no professional training in various skills that are relevant to TVET.

The aim of the workshop is to ensure participants acquire trainer skills that guarantee the inculcation of vocational morality.

Speaking at the opening, Edirissa Kolley, officer-in-charge, NTA, said the authority is not only about registering institutions; they also have a role to play in delivering quality TVET programmes.

He said the initiative is important to NTA as delivering quality programmes is very paramount for the authority.

He added that it is important to build capacity of personnel that are working in TVET institutions and their wish is to see that all lecturers of TVET go through the process.

Mr Kolley also said they have no questions about their qualifications; that is why they are licensed, but it is their responsibility to ensure that quality service delivery is not compromised.

He said it is important for them to come together and share experience as well as their shortcomings to ensure better delivery of TVET in the country.

“TVET is different from general education because with general education people queue for employment but with TVET you create employment,” said Mr Kolley.

For his part, Sulayman Barry, a trainer, said as trainers they have a very big responsibility, to ensure those providing such services are themselves well trained.