The First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has encouraged young women undergoing training in electronics, at the Pentecost Vocational Training Institute (PVTI), under the “Female Professionals in Electronics” project, not to waver in their quest to acquire skills in an area largely dominated by men, being mindful of the importance of electronics in Ghana’s development and the positive influence they will have on other women with similar ambitions.
Giving the keynote address at the open day of graduating females in Electronics of the Pentecost Vocational Institute, the First lady said the project enables girls to fully participate in the labour market and be financially independent. She also encouraged the trainee ladies to learn and succeed in a male dominated profession.
The First lady further commended the partnership among Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the German Development Agency and their private sector partner Samsung for the project, noting that the project will make girls participate “meaningfully in the labour market and make them locally productive and globally competitive. ”
The “Female Professionals in Electronics” project, provides holistic training for girls, comprising theoretical and intense practical competency-based trainings, with work place experience.