Vocational Education and Training

Ghana: Further Trainings in the Field of Solar Energy

In order to contribute to improving the employability of the workforce in Ghana, the Saar-Lor-Lux Environmental Center (UWZ) started a three-year PartnerAfrica project in December 2022. Within this framework, the Ghanaian authority for all matters concerning the implementation of the vocational training policy, Ghana TVET Service, as well as selected vocational training centers will be supported in offering demand-oriented further training for electrotechnical professions, especially solar.


Quelle: Katharina Hartmann

The growing market for renewable energy in Ghana, especially in the solar sector, offers market opportunities and new employment potential to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). However, Ghanaian solar companies can hardly find sufficiently qualified skilled workers on the labor market and are thus unable to exploit their growth potential.

Therefore, in the project, further training modules for electrotechnical professions with a focus on the installation and maintenance of photovoltaic systems, which meet the needs of the economy, are to be developed, implemented and sustainably integrated into the existing training and further training offer of selected vocational training centers. In addition to the Accra Technical Training Centre (ATTC), two other Ghanaian vocational training centers are to be selected and equipped with the necessary equipment for the further training modules. In addition, the procurement of a mobile training unit is planned, which will also reach people interested in the further trainings in rural areas.


 Katharina Hartmann
Katharina Hartmann

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