• Accra Central.
  • +233 (0) 312 291 966
  • info@cotvet.org
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Equipping the

next generation for the world of work
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Assisting females to

enter male

dominated trade areas
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Building skills

for industry
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Building capacity

to cope with

technological development

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Raising standards

of TVET in Ghana
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Supportingthe informal

sector for growth

Welcome to COTVET

Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) is a national body set up by an Act of Parliament of the Republic of Ghana to co-ordinate and oversee all aspects of technical and vocational education and training in the country. Our major objective is to formulate policies for skills development across the broad spectrum of pre-tertiary and tertiary education, formal, informal and non-formal sectors.

We are establishing Ghana's Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system to improve the productivity and competitiveness of the skilled workforce and raise the income generating capacities of people, especially women and low income groups through provision of quality-oriented, industry-focused and competency-based training programmes and complementary services.

Our Projects

In pursuit of its objectives of ensuring quality in delivery of TVET as well as equity in access the Council has been undertaking several major projects in collaboration with our development partners. Projects include the Ghana Skills and Technology Development Project (GSTDP) which seeks to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the TVET system and ensure sustainable sources of funding for TVET. The Development of Skills for Industry Project (DSIP) on the other hand focuses on supporting areas such as equitable access to public institutions targeting females and the rural poor and building the capacity of training institutions. Additionally, the Ghana Skills Development Initiative (GSDI) has been building capacity in the informal sector, which generates about 80-90 % of employment in Ghana. The initiative has been assisting trade associations to improve the traditional apprenticeship system to enable them standardize training and cope with technological developments.
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Skills Advocate


A 15-member reconstituted board of the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training ( C O T V E T ) h a s b e e n s w o r n i n t o o f f i c e . The Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Ghana, Rockson K. Dogbegah is chairing the new board..