LIST OF VOCATIONAL SKILLS IN GHANA

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LIST OF VOCATIONAL SKILLS IN GHANA

LIST OF VOCATIONAL SKILLS IN GHANA. Many employers are advocating for vocational skills in our educational system. They are of the opinion that getting vocational skills is as important as getting any academic qualifications.

DEFINITION OF VOCATIONAL SKILLS:

Vocational skills are the training that prepares people to work as technicians or to take up employment in skilled crafts or trades as Ghana Skills Development Initiativetradesperson or artisans.

Many future jobs are skilled-centered hence, there is a need for young adults to venture into acquiring vocational skills. The 21st century is referred by many experts as the age of entrepreneurship. Many successful entrepreneurs have acquired vocational skills which have played a major role in the success of their careers.

In this article, we will provide a list of vocational skills needed in the 21st century by employers and their importance to individuals.

1 . Welding and Fabrication

Welding and Fabrication are known by many as fusing different forms of metal with the aid of heat (electricity) to form the desired shape. This type of vocational skill has become a great source of income for many Ghanaians. It is open for the youth to learn. One will not require any qualification to learn this kind of skill.

In recent times, people who have formal education have ventured into learning this type of skill. Construction companies, mining companies, and real estate developers are in need of people with this type of skill.

2 . Plumbing

Plumbing is another type of vocational skill that has market demand. Plumbers fit toilets, baths, showers, sinks, washing machines, and dishwashers. Growth in the Real Estate industry indicates how lucrative it is to acquire skills in this field.

This type of skill does not require any professional qualification, anyone can learn and make money out of it. After learning the skill, you can get a professional certificate by writing NVTI exams. This will also push you to have an additional advantage over others and you will get more job opportunities hence, more income.

3 . Tiling

Tiling as a vocational skill pays a lot. Again the Real Estate Industry’s demand for tilers is in high demand. Individuals who are willing to learn this type of vocational skill should pay good attention to details as it is a bit technical. Excellent tilers have the market and earn quite an amount of money from their skills.

You should consider learning this type of skill.

4 . Event Planning

Event planning is still emerging in the country and people with skills in this field are cashing out big time. As an event organizer, you will be in charge of bringing different professionals together to make any event a successful one. You will be responsible for budgeting for the whole event.

It is not an easy venture but once you get the needed skill and experience, you rest assured of becoming financially dependent. You can employ other professionals (photographers, caterers, DJs) to become part of your team.

5 . Catering

Food is life, but when you do not eat food prepared by skilled professionals it can be deadly. Everybody can cook but in order to make money out of your cooking, you will need to acquire additional skills.

Caterers are needed at many functions, in many organizations, and in many homes. Many people are making money out of their cooking skills each and every weekend. You can earn same even more by seeing it as a career opportunity and dedicating time to learning the skill.

There are a lot of vocational skills as an individual you can learn by yourself or learn from an accredited school. We have listed a few above, but you can also consider the following below:

  • Photography
  • Home Cleaning
  • Makeup Artistry
  • Interior Decor
  • Garment Making
  • Furniture Works
  • Carpentry

In conclusion, once you are able to master any of the skills listed above, you can make a great income from them and you can train and employ others as well.

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