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...


Three generations of welders | Improving skills in Ghana

At Takoradi Technical Institute right now, a dozen welding teachers have taken over one of the workshops normally used by their students. They’ve spent the past three weeks sweltering in protective gear as they brush up their technical skills in a refresher course organised by WRCF, and sponsored by the World Bank/Ministry of Energy’s Oil and Gas Capacity Building Project. Among the teacher-turned students are three generations of welding instructors from Kumasi, Takoradi, and Kikam, all brought together now to try and update their skills for the next generation. MARCUS Marcus Abaidoo is the first one to arrive at the...


Instructors go back to school to improve local content for oil and gas

Ministry of Energy’s Oil and Gas Capacity Building Project improves capacity of local welding trainers with the Western Region Coastal Foundation and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Kikam, W/R. Friday 3 March 2017 - Nine instructors from three local technical institutes and three Ghana Gas employees have today graduated from a welding course using state of the art equipment provided by the World Bank. The intent is that with this training, instructors will be better equipped to prepare their students for employment in the region’s burgeoning oil, gas, and allied industries. The three-week training programme was funded by the Ministry of Petroleum’s Oil...