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 and appreciation for the signing noting that it will open up channels for co-operation between the University and the eight entities. He added that it was imperative for ATU to collaborate with industry, acknowledging that a blend of academia and industry is one of the sure ways of fulfilling the University’s philosophy of providing relevant technical/vocational skills for immediate employability or job creation.
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.
By: Directorate of Public Affairs