Robert Tachie Menson, GNA
Dormaa-Ahenkro, July 10, GNA - Mr Paul K. Tabong, the Director of Dormaa Vocational Training Institute (DVTI) has advised students to be creative and innovative in their studies to graduate eventually as broad-minded professionals for quality service delivery to the society.
He said particularly fresh trainees of the Institute must desist from the “chew, pour, pass and forget syndrome” but rather adopt and nurturing creativity and innovative minds to achieve their goals.
The Manager said that the perception and mentality that vocational training institutions were for school drop outs was out of place stressing, “this negative attitude has lead to the formation of Graduate Unemployment Association due to focus on secondary education".
He admonished them to carefully manage their time properly, obey rules and seriously take part in religious activities to enable them achieve academic excellence.
Mr Tabong said since DVTI establishment in 1977, this was its first matriculation ceremony of which 132 fresh trainees comprising 115 males and 17 females have been matriculated.
It was attended by old and new students of the Institute, parents, PTA executives, teachers and non-teaching staff as well as some members of the general public.
The trainees enrolled to study various courses such as block laying and concreting, plumbing, general electricals, carpentry and joinery, business secretarial studies, catering services and ICT.
The Manager indicated that the matriculation ceremony was necessary as it allowed opportunity for trainees to be officially inducted into the Institute and pledge their allegiance to authorities and the NVTI through the administration of the matriculation oath.
He thanked the PTA for their efforts in procuring a bus for the Institute and asked the government, individuals and organisations to provide a pick up for its effective management as vocational training was paramount to the training of human resources or man power for development of the country.