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Trainings and further education

Help for returnees

The African Development Organisation for Migration (AFDOM) helps people returning to their country. AFDOM runs the Village of Hope centre in Tamale.

It offers various services there:

  • advice for returnees
  • financial help and advice for start-ups
  • temporary accommodation
  • temporary health insurance.

The centre offers courses in the following fields:

  • sustainable agriculture
  • weaving
  • tailoring and dressmaking
  • dying and batik work
  • soap making
  • painting and design
  • welding
  • glass making
  • reading and writing (learning or improving).

The Village of Hope is located in Tamale.
The services and training courses are free of charge.
If you have any questions, please send an email.

Worth knowing free of charge Tamale

African Development Organisation for Migration
Village of Hope

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University: technical training courses

At the Jubilee Technical Training Center (JTTC) at Takoradi Technical University, you can take courses in different technical fields. For example:

  • mechanical engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • process technology.

Short courses last up to 10 days. Longer courses take about 1 year.

You can call the university on the phone if you would like more information.

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Training opportunities for young adults

If you are between 15 and 35 years old, you can take a training course with the Youth Employment Agency (YEP). YEP offers various different courses. For example in:

  • agriculture and forestry
  • health
  • tailoring and dressmaking
  • information technology.

You can find information about the courses on the website. There you can also find out what documents you need for your application, and what the deadlines are.

The Ghanaian Government supports many of YEP’s programmes. Many of the courses are free of charge.

Worth knowingAge: between 15 and 35 years

Youth Employment Agency (YEP)
1 Right Ground Floor Liberation Towers Castle Road

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Training opportunities for young adults

You can take a training course with the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA). YMCA offers training for both women and men, mainly for technical jobs. For example:

  • woodwork
  • construction trade and architectural draughtsmanship
  • electrical engineering.

There are YMCA centres in:

  • Accra
  • Apedwa
  • Takoradi.

The centre in Takoradi is for women. There you can do the following courses:

  • tailoring and dressmaking
  • batik art
  • professional cookery
  • patisserie and confectionery.

You will have to pay a fee for the training. If you want to find out more, or if you would like to apply, please visit the office.

Worth knowing Accra, Apedwa, Takoradi

Ghana YMCA Technical Training Centre
Mr. Nketia Addae Kwabena
National Council of YMCA
P.O. Box 738

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A range of different training courses

The Opportunities Industrialisation Centres (OIC) in Ghana offer training in many different areas: • tailoring and dressmaking

  • carpentry
  • electrical engineering
  • professional cookery
  • commercial jobs
  • graphic design.

The courses last between 3 and 6 months. You can do them at 3 locations:

  • Accra
  • Kumasi
  • Sekondi-Takoradi.

You will have to pay a fee for the courses.
You can find more information on the website.

Worth knowing Accra, Kumasi, Sekondi-Takoradi Between 3 and 6 months

Opportunities Industrialisation Centre (OIC)
Ghana Plot No. 1A Shiashie
East Legon

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