Technical Vocational Education Research Center

OVERVIEW

The Technical and Vocational Education Research Centre (TVERC) was established in 2017, to coordinate all TVET research related activities in the University geared towards training of competent artisans and technicians to fill skills gaps in various sectors of the economy. The TVERC is a practical avenue through which essential employable skills could be acquired by young people for the world of work. The TVERC of HTU also provides support to young researchers interested in technical and vocational education through strategic partnerships and collaborations. In essence, the prime objective of the TVERC is to coordinate and facilitate skills training programmes of the University. The centre therefore works with all faculties and departments in the University.


VISION

To become a centre of excellence offering high quality cutting-edge technical and vocational educational training and research for competent human capital development

MISSION

To provide accessible, demand-driven, responsive, inclusive and high quality technical and vocation training and research in partnership with stakeholders in the TVET sector for skills development.

CORE VALUES

High quality research
Quality training
Teamwork
Professionalism
Integrity
Accountability


ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

The TVERC’s administrative structure is composed of:
Director/Centre Coordinator
Board of Trustees
Apprenticeship Unit
TVET Research Unit

SERVICES

The TVERC provides the following services:

Establishment of strong collaborative relationship with key government departments, Municipalities, Districts, Agencies and other relevant private sector agencies in TVET skills development ;
Facilitation of partnership between HTU and international agencies providing various forms of technical assistance on TVET;
Writing project proposals and mobilization of resources to promote TVET research and innovation.
Providing consultancy services on TVET related matters;
Coordination of seminars, conferences, training sessions, short training courses ;
Facilitation of research publications to establish a functional TVET journal for the University;
Providing technical solutions to the needs of industry and government agencies through funded projects, or through technical and professional consultation with public entities;
Developing innovations in areas of technical and vocational education;
Supporting faculty in their research through participating in research projects related to technical and vocational education;
Fostering research network between researchers and other local and international institutions; and
Providing support to young researchers interested in technical and vocational education through their research and graduate studies.


RESEARCH AREAS

TVET related research areas in:
Industrial Arts
Mechanical Engineering
Building Technology
Fashion Design and Textiles
Electrical/Electronic Engineering
ICT
Food hygiene and Tourism/ Hospitality Industry
Sustainable Waste Management
Environmental Sanitation
Product Development and Packaging
Alternative Energy Sources
Women and girls in TVET
Women and girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

KEY ACHIEVEMENT

The centre coordinated and won two (2) projects being funded by the Skills Development Fund (SDF)


ONGOING PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES OF THE TVERC

The Development of training modules for the Competency- Based Training (CBT) of artisans in Vehicle Electronic Diagnostics (SDF-II-235)
The Development of tailor made curriculum for training farmer groups in Appropriate Irrigation Technologies and Practice (SDF-II-715).
The centre has coordinated and submitted eight (8) proposals from various departments to Skills Development Fund (SDF) which is currently undergoing review for funding under the SDF call 2. (Nov 2017-Jan. 2018)
The centre has applied for the GIZ/COTVET apprenticeship projects (Ghana TVET Voucher Project (GTVP) for five trade areas for the University

APPRENTICESHIP UNIT

As part of the University’s mandate to provide hands-on training and skills acquisition through the Competency Based Training (CBT) mode, the University runs apprenticeship programmes in the underlisted disciplines.

Painting & Decoration
Millinery/Accessories/Hat Making
Kente Weaving
Batik Tie & Die
Pottery
Dressmaking/Tailoring
Cosmetology/Beauty Culture
Carpentry
Masonry
Domestic Electrical Installation
Bar Attendant Training
Customer Service/Front Desk
Sugar Craft/ Culinary Services
Welding and Fabrication
Plumbing
Tiling

Key expected results of the apprenticeship training programme includes the following:
Opportunity to establish and earn income after the training programme
Gain real life practical and professional experience
Improve employability after school
Gain entrepreneurial skills (self - employment)
Provide employment for others
Opportunities for further studies at HTU

PARTNERS/COLLABORATORS

Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET)
Volta Regional Coordinating Council (VRCC)
National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI)
Skills Development Fund (SDF)
CALTECH Ventures Limited
Ghana Electrical Contractors Association
Asutsuare Water Users Association
National Board for Small Scale Industries
Association of Building and Civil Engineering
Ho Professional Photographers Union
Ghana Association of Garages
Ghana Hotels Association
Ghana Cooperative Fashion Designers Association
Ghana Traditional Caterers Association
National Tailors and Dressmakers Association of Ghana


PUBLICATIONS
Working Papers
Policy Briefs
Journal Articles
Newsletter

EVENTS/NEWS

CONTACT DETAILS
The Centre Coordinator, TVERC
Ho Technical University, Ghana
P.O. Box HP. 217, Ho – V/R
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