Publication
Ghana's Oil and Gas Sector Skills Strategy
Publication Date: 09 Dec 2021
Source: ILO

Ghana’s oil and gas sector is a key driver for the national economy in terms of attracting foreign investments and creating employment opportunities. It is regarded as a catalyst to move the country into the upper-middle income category. A skilled and productive workforce is needed to maximize this potential.  However, evidence suggests that the sector lacks essential skills in a variety of occupational areas.

Skills mismatch and shortages are a common challenge in many countries, where job candidates and the existing workforce do not have the skills to meet labour market requirements. In response to this challenge, countries have been adopting a demand-driven skills development approach that aims to provide individuals with the current and future skills required by the labour market through more effective linkages between technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions and the labour market.

ILO’s Skill Up Ghana project supported the Ghanaian Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) in the establishment of the Oil and Gas Sector Skills Body (SSB) with the aim of implementing a demand led TVET offer for this sector.

ILO’s Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) approach was applied to the oil and gas sector, leading to the development of a skills strategy.  This document, elaborated with members of the Oil and Gas SSB, outlines this strategy and the proposed actions to address the sector’s skill needs.

Project documentation
Ghana, Nigéria et Togo: Vers une reconnaissance mutuelle des compétences dans les secteurs de l’agriculture et de la construction
Publication Date: 09 Aug 2021
Source: ILO
Ce rapport décrit le travail effectué par l'OIT pour répondre à la promotion de la reconnaissance mutuelle des compétences et renforcer les partenariats de compétences entre le Ghana, le Nigeria et le Togo. Il décrit les processus et les leçons apprises, et discute des défis et des opportunités dans la perspective de progresser vers la reconnaissance mutuelle des acquis, des compétences et des qualifications. Le processus présenté dans ce rapport est toujours en cours au moment de la publication. Les auteurs de ce rapport ont cherché à fournir un compte rendu précis des efforts et des activités menées, ce qui pourrait inspirer et innover le processus de partenariat de compétences.
Publication
Ghana's Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skills Strategy
Publication Date: 15 Jun 2021
Source: ILO

Tourism and Hospitality is a critical sector for the Ghanaian economy; in terms of the number of people employed in the sector, its role to meet local demand and its export potential. If it is to maximize its potential, it is critical that it has a skilled and productive workforce. However, evidence suggests that it lacks essential skills in a variety of occupational areas.
Skills mismatch and shortages are a common challenge in many countries, where applicants and the
existing workforce do not have the skills to meet organizational and sectoral requirements. In response to this challenge, countries have been adopting a demand-driven skills development approach that aims to provide individuals with the current and future skills required by the labour market through more effective linkages between technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions and employers.
The Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) in collaboration with
the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has established Sector Skills Bodies (SSBs) for the agriculture, construction and tourism and hospitality sectors with the aim of establishing a demand-led TVET system in these sectors.
To support their establishment, the ILO worked with the SSBs to develop sector skills strategies through applying ILO’s Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) approach in order to better align skills development to labour market needs. This document sets out that strategy and outlines a range of proposed actions to address the skill needs of the tourism and hospitality sector identified through the process by the SSB members.

Publication
Ghana's Agriculture Sector Skills Strategy
Publication Date: 15 Jun 2021
Source: ILO

Agriculture is a critical sector for the Ghanaian economy; in terms of the number of people employed in the sector, its role to meet local demand and its export potential. If it is to maximize its potential it is critical that it has a skilled and productive workforce. However, evidence suggests that it lacks essential skills in a variety of occupational areas.
Skills mismatch and shortages are a common challenge in many countries, where applicants and the
existing workforce do not have the skills to meet organizational and sectoral requirements. In response to this challenge, countries have been adopting a demand-driven skills development approach that aims to provide individuals with the current and future skills required by the labour market through more effective linkages between technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions and employers.
The Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) in collaboration with
the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale
Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has established Sector Skills Bodies (SSBs) for the agriculture, construction and tourism and hospitality sectors with the aim of establishing a demand-led TVET system in these sectors.
To support their establishment, the ILO worked with the SSBs to develop sector skills strategies through applying ILO’s Skills for Trade and Economic Diversification (STED) approach in order to better align skills development to labour market needs. This document sets out that strategy and outlines a range of proposed actions to address the skill needs of the agriculture sector identified through the process by the SSB members.