The Premier News
Accra Technical University (ATU), in a bid to deepen the effort of enriching students’ practical learning experience has signed Memoranda of Understanding with eight companies that specialise in craftsmanship.
In a memorable ceremony held on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at the University’s Council Chamber, the University agreed with recognised players in the Fashion, Built, and Engineering industries to provide students with the needed hands-on training to equip them for the world of work. The industry partners included Beniels Designs, Alfie Designs, Royal Dennis, Samson Kreation, Shik Collection, Waxzin Textiles, Furnart Company Limited, and Kristo Asafo Technology Centre.
Addressing the gathering, Prof. Samuel Nii Odai, the Vice-Chancellor of ATU, expressed his joy for the collaboration. He said: “Today history has been made, for the number of MoUs that has been signed is a feather in the cup of both parties and would help students and youth of our country with the enhanced skills for nation building.”
Adding their voices, representatives of the partnering companies registered their appreciation to the University for formalizing a relationship that has existed between them for a while now through its faculties and departments. They added that these partnerships would be beneficial to students and staff. Furthermore, the staff of these companies will also get the opportunity to receive the needed academic training and the use of facilities, machines, and other equipment as enshrined in the agreement.
Some personalities that graced the occasion included the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Amevi Acakpovi, Registrar, Mrs. Sylvia Oppong-Mensah, other key officers, Deans, and Heads of Departments and other staff of ATU.
It is expected that the impact of these collaborations would further consolidate the gains already made in Competency-Based Training education provided by ATU.