Mr Emmanuel Ameterpy, Executive Director Youth Advocates Ghana-YAG has encouraged the youth of the country to take advantage of the numerous opportunities that exist for the youth in various sectors of the skilled sector.
He indicated that areas such as the automobile industry, fashion and designing, digital which deals with computers, laptops and other gadgets, construction, catering services, hairdressing sectors have become more lucrative that require more skilled labour.
Advising those who have already acquired skills to periodically upgrade themselves due to the advancement of technology to be able to stay relevant.
He said this in an interview with Kwaku Aboagye Apenteng on Freedom Radio’s ‘’Yen Man’’ show as part of the celebration of the ‘’World Youth skills day’’.
According to him, the negative perception characterised by Technical and Vocational Education and Training(TVET) training being that the sector is for people who have failed in education and therefore, skill training becomes the last resort that has contributed to them not getting the needed support.
Mr Ameterpy said, despite the negative perception, more young people have enrolled in various skills training and stated any government intervention should look beyond those in the cities and towns.
‘’We must ensure that the benefits will reach the lowest units in our society because there is a lot of the youth who are school dropouts ‘’ he said.
Touching on job security with skilled labour he said, due to the sector being informal, their businesses are not extremely formalised, therefore the future of the job sometimes is not secured.
He, therefore, called for the need to encourage them to register with SSNIT and pay contributions or put up with an investment to support their old age and to help secure their future.
Source: Kwame Akoto/ freedomradiogh.com