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...


Developing National Standards for TVET in Oil and Gas

The Western Region Coastal Foundation (WRCF) organised a multi-stakeholder meeting, early May, to help determine the inputs and needs of Ghana”™s oil, gas and power hub, and to create common agreement on standards and how they can best be used to drive growth in the industry. To say the nascent oil and gas industry is disrupting the local economy of the country”™s Western Region is to state the obvious. However, high expectations that the industry will bring positive economic, social and environmental impacts, especially among residents of the six host coastal districts, is not certain, given the high skills-set required...