Capacity-building is defined as the process of developing and strengthening the skills, instincts, abilities, processes and resources that an individual or community need to survive, adapt, and thrive in a fast-changing world. It’s main importance is to create a sense of ownership and empowerment, so that an individual gains greater control over their own future development.
The L.E.B Roadshow is an example capacity building workshop that was inaugurated early this year. The Roadshow focused on three basic aspects of life thus; Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Business. It was solely designed to empower all students in the second cycle institutions via mentorship, education and profession guidance, equipping them with the considered necessary talents and growing significant possibilities to emerge as accountable individuals, dwelling purpose-pushed lives.
In Ghana, such seminars are normally organized in traditional universities across the country leaving the technical universities out and depriving them of such opportunities others stand to gain. In view of this, the Ghana National Union of Technical Students (GNUTS) which houses all the ten Technical Universities and other Vocational Schools in Ghana deemed it necessary to roll out one particular seminar to its clients.
In partnership with AfricanLearn Limited, Institute of Directors Ghana (Iod – GH) and Push Link African Consult, the Union collaborated with all ten members institutions to start the “GNUTS Roadshow”
Various industry players were contacted to be keynote speakers for the Roadshow; to educate students on the reality of the job market. Some of the speakers include;
1. Hon Gifty Twum Ampofo, Dept Minister of Education
2. Mr Prince Kofi Amoabeng, Businesman
3. Hon Seth Acheampong, Easten Regional Minister
4. Madam Juliet Asante, National film Authority (NAFTI)
5. Lawyer Yaw Sompa, Africa Learn
6. Mr Raynolds Nyarko Darkwah, MTN Ghana
7. Mr Ivan Quashigah, Farmhouse Production Ltd
8. Madam Shika Acolatse, Enablis Ghana
9. Kwabena Adu Kusi, Adu Kusi Attorney and Consultant
10. Rev Father Thomas Oppong – Febiri
Vicar General, Catholic Sunyani Diocese.
Due to the recent outbreak of the novel COVID-19 disease which caused a shift in the academic calendar of various institutions has delayed some schools of having their share of the quota. Nevertheless, among the ten Technical Universities in Ghana, Sunyani, Ho and Koforidua Technical had their seminar on the 26th February, 1st April and 9th April, 2022 respectively. After the commencement of the second semester in May, the LEB Roadshow will have its team in the Northern, Upper East and West Region of country before moving to the coast.