Our Curriculum

Teaching, Learning and the Curriculum at DTI

The way we Teach, and Learn at DTI is guided by:

  • Intentional methodologies, skills and mindsets that influence the teaching and learning in the Institute
  •  A strong connection to the outcomes we seek for our students and their future work life
  • A programmed and direct student learning and preparation in school and for the world of work
  • Open mindedness, socially attuned, emotionally intelligent and competent young people which Africa needs in its workforce



The approaches to Teaching and Learning are undergirded by the unique programs of TVET training of DTI:

The Solutions Program

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:

Key aspects:

  • Strong ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and blueprints
  • Extensive knowledge of various welding techniques
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Skilled in both mechanical and manual welding practices
  • Fabricate, assemble, install, and repair sheet metal products and equipment
  • Design and build your own products

    The Innovation Lab Program

    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.

    Key aspects:

    • Value creation and creativity
    • Process understanding
    • Problem Solving
    • Collaboration and Teamwork
    • Leadership
    • Computing and Design
    • Integration of academic disciplines
    • Enterprising behaviour
    • Real experiences (excursions) from workplace and research hubs

      The Challenge Program

      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.

      Key aspects:

      • To Build Focus and Self-Control
      • To Achieve goals, especially in a world filled with distractions and information overload
      • Perspective Taking
      • Communication
      • Making Connections
      • Critical Thinking
      • Taking on Challenges
      • Self-Awareness
      • Self-Directed and Engaged in Learning
      • Coping with stress
      • Coping with emotion

        The Basic Programs

        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.

        Key aspects:



        • Communication (Oral and written)
        • Presentations
        • Reading and writing
        • Logic
        • Making Connections
        • Analytical skills (the ability to collect and analyze information, problem-solve, and make decisions)
        • Brainstorming



        • Basic Mathematics
        • Geometry
        • Estimation
        • Costing
        • Budgeting
        • Case analysis

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