Notes to broadcasters
Over the years, the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector in Ghana has been male-dominated, with few opportunities for young women. But recently, there have been opportunities that women can tap into to earn higher incomes—just like their male counterparts.
These radio spots focus on the following topics:
1. Funding opportunities for training
2. Benefits of employing women
3. Employment opportunities
4. Choosing a skilled career after high school
5. ICT careers for women
6. Internship and job opportunities
7. Dealing with parental biases
8. Extreme family stereotypes against females
9. Unacceptability of men’s behaviour
10. Reasons for poor enrollment
11. Role models boost women’s interest in skilled careers
The spots vary in length from 30-60 seconds and can be played multiple times during programs and throughout the programming schedule to educate parents, young women, and the general public about the opportunities available for women with TVET.
There are opportunities and jobs for women as engineers, surveyors, architects, technicians, and machinists. And also as artisans and tradespersons in sectors like construction, oil and gas, mining, manufacturing, energy, electronics and automation, automotive, ICT or information and communication technology experts, and many more.
So young women, the time to take advantage of these funding opportunities is now!
Visit the nearest district office to find out more about the Technical and Vocational Education and Training programs available.
Make the move and become skilled in the TVET occupation of your choice.
Did you know that you are awesome, and that you constitute the majority of the world’s population?!
Employers who discriminate against employing women in non-traditional technical professions such as engineers, architects, surveyors, technicians, machinists, artisans, or tradespersons cause more harm than good to the economy.
When women are empowered economically, household poverty is reduced, child welfare is enhanced, and the national economy gets a big boost.
So women arise!!!
Speak out, support each other, and enroll in career training.
Did you know that firms are now hiring women for non-traditional technical or TVET occupations like electrical engineering, automotive mechanics, solar installation, auto-electrical, welding, and fabrication, just to mention a few?
So rise up and break the gender barriers to such occupations!
Support each other and share success stories to encourage more women in non-traditional occupations.
Do you want to pursue a technical or vocational education?
Do not pay attention to negative perceptions. Go for it!
Women in non-traditional technical or TVET occupations are a great source of inspiration and are admired by many, especially the youth!
Such women are seen as brave and independent.
So, young women—rise up to the challenge and take up skilled careers in non-traditional occupations.
Every sector of the economy is dependent on ICTs to efficiently deliver services. So the demand for ICT skills is increasing rapidly.
With the rising number of start-ups and micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises, you can enroll in trainings or courses in IT hardware installation and repair works for computers, phones, drones, photocopiers, musical instruments, and many more. This can lead to employment as ICT is now key in every company.
The ICT industry needs people for software development, programming and coding, networking and IT technicians, computer assembly, graphic design, installation of digital TVs, and CCTV security cameras.
Wise up, women, and enroll in the ICT training of your choice.
Did you know that there are internship opportunities for you as well as jobs in corporate institutions?
Most TVET institutions are well connected with formal institutions and industry associations that can employ you.
Non-traditional TVET industry employers are also ready to hire young women with certificates.
So why not join a skilled career training program and pursue your dream job?
It’s time to support your daughters, wives, and other women who want to follow their dreams and earn a good living.
And you wouldn’t believe the name that my male colleagues call me: tomboy. There is also one man who takes every opportunity to “hit” on me.
Contributed by: Linda Dede Nyanya Godji, freelance journalist
Reviewed by: Peter Tetteh Narh, TVET Advisor for the INVEST Project, Accra, Ghana, and Juliana Ohenewaa Amoako-Twum, Public Engagement & Advocacy Officer, WUSC (World University Service Canada), Accra, Ghana.