Apprenticeship in leather tanning : a case study of the Asawasi and Tanzuin tanning Industries in the Ashanti and Upper East Regions

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August, 2009.
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There are traditional trades that are gradually dying out because of modernisation and tanning is one of those trades. Tanning is fading out due to the fact that it does not appeal to the youth because of the way it is done in Ghana. Considering the problems highlighted, the only solution is the proper training of the youth in the trades that are becoming obsolete through modernity. But this cannot be done if these trades are not looked at and new ways found to refashion them into more attractive ventures. It is in this light that the study seeks to find the processes that are followed in the training of apprentices in leather tanning, and identify strengths and weaknesses of the apprenticeship programme in the tanning industries in Ashanti and Upper East Regions of Ghana. This will help find the way forward for the apprenticeship programme in Ghana
A Thesis Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,Kumasi in Partial Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Art Education.