The way we Teach, and Learn at DTI is guided by:
THE DTI PROGRAMS
The approaches to Teaching and Learning are undergirded by the unique programs of TVET training of DTI:
This provides the core Welding and Fabrication training that turns creative and focused young people into professional independent workers, able to enter the job market as skilled workers or as autonomous entrepreneurs. The program of study is approved by COTVET, Ghana’s main provider of TVET training.
Key aspects are:
A unique course at DTI that introduces students to innovation in their chosen trade, entrepreneurship and world class manufacturing. It prepares students for the world of work and teaches them to be responsive to the demands of the market and quality of production. Its “do-learn-do model” allows students to start building simulated prototypes of their ideas early before they formally learn the major concepts. In this course, students learn to use technology in various forms to design their products and build them in practical lessons. Students also develop the entrepreneurial mindset to start their own business after the course. Throughout the course, there is push and pull with industry: DTI continually push students to the market whilst industry partners are actively engaged to interact with the students.
The Challenge program is designed to develop the Life skills of our students. These are important skills acquired through learning and the life experience they encounter in the school and to effectively handle the challenges and problems that are common in daily life.
The basic programs enable students to access learning and understand their books and become sufficiently numerate for the world of work. It develops both written and spoken communication skills. These programs are in the Teaching of Language and Mathematics as a base and at the commercial level. Students who have challenges in these subjects are given support by patient and understanding teachers throughout the course.