Opportunities and challenges of the textiles component of skills training and employment placement (Step) programme in Ashanti Region – Ghana.

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The Qualitative research method with questionnaire, Interview guide and Observation helped to examine the nature and scope of the textiles component of the national Skills Training and Employment Placement Programme in Ashanti Region, and to identify its economic and educational opportunities and challenges significance to Ghana as well as lessons that can inform the National Youth Employment Programme. The programme have been identified and analysed based on a population of 100 Youth who have either benefited or are benefiting from the STEP and ICCES centres in Ashanti Region using the Simple random sampling techniques. The study found that the provision of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Ghana is shared across several government departments. The Ministry of Education is the main provider of craft and technical training which is provided through the Technical Institutes within the Ghana Education Service system while Higher the National Diploma and Degree level provisions are offered at the tertiary level through the Polytechnics and Universities that operate under the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE).
A thesis report submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the Degree of Master of Arts in Art Education.