Project references

VET ecosystems for employability in Ghana

Climate-smart agriculture production & processing supports food security and a sustainable environment. It is an answer to the effects of climate change, which make agricultural development in Ghana more challenging than ever before. But applying climate-smart technology by farmers and processors requires a modern skilled workforce that can operate the technology. The project is implemented in Ghana and is a joint initiative of 2 Ghanese VET schools, 3 EU academic partners, 1 Ghanese private partner, 1 Ghanese University and 1 Ghanese NGO. 2 additional VETs are included as associate partners for piloting project scaling. The project builds capacities at VETs to be more in the “driving seat” to educate improved “workable students”, better connected to the private industry, more responsive to labour market needs, digitally skilled, and sustainable-oriented sector professionals that Ghana’s future needs. To achieve this, the project supports the VETs in facilitating private-public ecosystems, and in developing postproduction short courses in addition to their already upgraded production-focused curricula.

Objectives of the action are:

  1. Build capacity of VET providers to strengthen cooperation between private & public stakeholders in vocational education and training
  2. Improve the quality and responsiveness of VETs to economic and social developments in the country, and to enhance the labour market relevance of skills provision
  3. Align VET provision to local, regional and national development strategies. 

This project will:

  • Prepare students for the real world
  • Better connect to industry partners
  • Be more responsive to labor market needs
  • Offer digitally skilled, sustainable-oriented sector professionals to employers

Project partners
Bunash Enterprise & Farms (BE&F); CNIOP BV; American Farm School (AFS); Rights and Advocacy Initiatives Network (RAIN); Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Maastricht School of Management (MSM).

Associate partners: Kwadaso Agricultural College (KAC), Adidome Farm Institute (AFI)

The project is anchored in the EU Policy on VET Excellence, and in the Erasmus+ Objectives and Priorities.

The project is Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.