WRCF signs MoU with RMU to improve skills to meet Industry needs

Nungua, Accra, 1 March 2019. The Western Region Coastal Foundation (WRCF) and the Regional Maritime University (RMU) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 1 March to work together to develop competent job-ready technical graduates for employment in industry. The MoU was signed by WRCF’s CEO George Owusu and RMU’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Elvis Nyarko, at RMU in Nungua, Accra. The partnership seeks to align the training programmes of technical institutions with the needs of industry through support for standards development; accreditation for selected programmes and improved training facilities; development of a modern curricula, and improved instructor training and industry...


Takoradi Kokompe Welders upgrade skills as part of new CSR Skills Development Programme

Takoradi, W/R - 31 July 2018. 12 welders from Takoradi Kokompe, a local artisanal garage enclave, have started a skills training programme at Takoradi Technical Institute. The programme, which will upgrade the current skills of the artisans towards meeting industry preferred standards, will run from 23 July to 17 August 2018. The local artisans are being sponsored by Greenline Logistics Ltd, an oil sector service provider, as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative, and training is facilitated by the Western Region Coastal Foundation’s (WRCF) seeded dialogue platform, the Technical Centre of Excellence. The Corporate Social Investment – Skills Programme...


Technical Centre of Excellence launched in the Western Region

The Western Region Coastal Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy’s Oil and Gas Capacity Building Project, Ghana Education Service, and COTVET launched the Technical Centre of Excellence in Takoradi. Takoradi, W/R. Friday 15 December 2017.  With the primary objective of making Takoradi Technical Institute (TTI) and Kikam Technical Institute (KimTech) self-sustaining schools, the Technical Centre of Excellence (TCE) will serve as a Business Development Unit (BDU) to generate revenue for both schools through industry trainings, international funding proposals, amongst other channels. The TCE is the first of its kind in Ghana. Whilst, some schools may have similar units...


Welding Instructors in the Western Region build capacity towards international certification

Takoradi, W/R - 15 December 2017. 10 welding instructors from Takoradi Technical Institute (TTI), Kikam Technical Institute (KimTech) and the Regional Maritime University (RMU), graduated from the second phase of a continuous welding programme that will prepare the instructors to qualify for certification by the American Welding Society (AWS), thus becoming globally recognized welding professionals. The goal is better equip instructors to prepare their students for employment in the oil and gas, mining and construction industries. The 12-week intensive training programme, which is funded by the Ministry of Energy’s Oil and Gas Capacity Building Project (OGCBP), and managed by the...


Conference on Economic Growth Opportunities in Western Region held in Takoradi

WRCF and GNCC create platform for local Businesses, Government and communities to explore options for maximising benefits from One District, One Factory Initiative Takoradi, W/R, 5 October 2017 - The Western Region Coastal Foundation (WRCF), in collaboration with the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce –Sekondi/Takoradi, held a Learning Conference today, at the Best Western Plus Atlantic Hotel in Takoradi with the theme: “Leveraging Lessons from the Oil Sector, to Maximise Opportunities from the One District, One Factory Initiative” The conference, which was chaired by Nana Kobena Nketsia V, Omanhene of Esikado Traditional Area, assessed the extent to which Oil has...