Following the recent launch of the ‘INVEST in Her’ TVET Campaign, World University Service of Canada (WUSC), a leading Canadian non-profit organization has held the maiden edition of the INVEST forum.
Themed, ‘Women in TVET: Collaborating for Greater Impact’, the purpose of the forum is to promote networking, exchange of knowledge, and to harness the diverse experiences and best practices of stakeholders in the TVET landscape.
The event forms part of efforts of the INVEST Project to foster collaboration and an enabling environment for young women in the TVET sector.
Project Director for the INVEST project, Miss Appiah Boakye, underscored the need for the forum as it will leverage strategies for advancing gender equality and social inclusion in non- traditional trades.
She further stated that the intent is to bring together approximately one hundred participants from both public and private sector, traditional leaders, TVET institutions and Civil Society Organizations.
Through the INVEST initiative, WUSC is utilizing an inclusive market systems approach to strengthen the capacity of a diverse array of TVET stakeholders to support women trainees, graduates, artisans and entrepreneurs in male-dominated trades.
It further provides a unique opportunity to strengthen and connect TVET system actors on both the supply and demand side of the labor market.
Leveraging on partner expertise, WUSC is working with the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET), ABANTU for Development, National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP), Ghana Chamber of Construction and Industry, Women in Law and Development, Self-Search Ghana, Ghana TVET Service, Lyme Haus Solutions, Farm Radio International and other partners.
With diverse initiatives, the partners will improve the capacity of system actors within the TVET system to deliver market-relevant and gender-sensitive training and support services to young women in Kumasi, Sekondi-Takoradi, and Accra.
WUSC (World University Service of Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization working to create a better world for all young people.
It brings together a diverse network of students, volunteers, schools, governments, and businesses who share this vision.
The organization also fosters youth-centered solutions in education, economic opportunities, and empowerment to overcome inequality and exclusion in over 25 countries across Asia, Africa and the Americas.