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Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training
(COTVET)

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 2015

The Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) is a national body set up by an Act of Parliament of the Republic of Ghana (Act 718 of 2006) to coordinate and oversee all aspects of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in the country. It is also to formulate national policies on skills development across pre-tertiary and tertiary levels of education, in both the formal and informal sectors.

COTVET is the REGULATOR of the TVET sector. It is not a training provider.


Mission

To coordinate and oversee a TVET system that produces globally competitive workforce through quality oriented and demand-driven learning for national development.

Vision

To be a world-class leader in coordinating skills development.



Objectives

Our major objective is to formulate policies for skills development across the broad spectrum of pre-tertiary and tertiary education, formal, informal and non-formal sectors.

COTVET has been tasked with the following functions:

  • Formulate policies on skills development
  • Coordinate, harmonize and supervise activities of both public and private providers
  • Rationalize assessment and certification system
  • Quality assure delivery within TVET
  • Maintain a national database on TVET
  • Facilitate research and development in TVET
  • Source funding to support TVET activities
  • Facilitate cooperation between training providers and industry
  • Advise Government on matters related to TVET management

Regular tasks

  • Coordination, harmonization and supervision of the activities of private and public providers of TVET, including the informal sector.
  • Taking measures to ensure quality in delivery of and equity in access to TVET
  • Facilitating Public Private Partnership in the development of skills and TVET
  • Involving Sector Skills Bodies/Councils in the generation of occupational standards and programmes
  • Maintaining a national database on TVET and Skills requirements by industry
  • Facilitating research and development in the TVET system
  • Sourcing funding to support TVET activities

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
  
Sharing knowledge about TVET
 
 
Primary focus
  
Developing knowledge
 
 
Primary focus
  
Developing and building capacities
 
 
Primary focus
  

Beneficiaries

Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
  
Teachers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Researchers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Policy makers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Private sector
 
 
Primary focus
  


Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
   
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Migration
 
 
  Interested to contribute
   
OER and Online Learning
 
 
  Interested to contribute
   
Equity of access in TVET
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Gender equality in TVET
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Fostering entrepreneurship
 
 
  Interested to contribute
   
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
  
Capacity development projects
 
 
Highly interested
  
Policy oriented projects
 
 
Highly interested
  
Knowledge development
 
 
Highly interested
  
Workshops and conferences
 
 
Highly interested
  


Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
  
Within my cluster
 
 
Highly interested
  
With Africa
 
 
Highly interested
  
With the Arab States
 
 
Highly interested
  
With Asia and the Pacific
 
 
Highly interested
  
With Europe, CIS and North America
 
 
Highly interested
  
With Latin America and the Caribbean
 
 
Highly interested
  




Contact

Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET)
No. 3 Lagos Avenue, Bawaleshie
P. O. Box M 651, Ministries
Accra
Ghana
Ghana

http://www.cotvet.gov.gh

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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Dr. Fred Kyei Asamoah
Executive Director



UNEVOC Coordinator
Mr Samuel Thompson
Coordinator, Policy and Planning
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News

15 July 2018
The UNEVOC Network celebrates World Youth Skills Day
On the occasion of World Youth Skills Day (15 July), more than 30 UNEVOC Centres celebrated the importance of Skills for Youth, through conferences, workshop, skills exhibition and promotional campaigns. Discover our interactive map to learn more about those initiatives.
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