On the 27th and 28th of January 2022, DTI organized a two-day transition to work event for its learners. The transition to work event focused mainly on the Workplace Experience Learning (WEL) program, which is an annual event the institute organizes for its learners in preparation for their 6 months mandatory internship.
The Workplace Experience Learning program is on the job training during which a learner is expected to master a set of skills or competencies related to a program of study accredited by the regulator, CTVET.
The two-day Workplace Experience Learning program aimed to raise the awareness of learners on the broad array of industries available for industrial attachments, employer requirements for internships, and general workplace ethics in preparation for the internships in September.
Day 1 began with opening remarks from Ms. Constance Swaniker, founder & CEO of DTI. She emphasized on the importance of work readiness skills and charged learners to work hard and assume personal responsibility for their career achievement. She reiterated the fact that no one owes the learners anything and that everything they will eventually achieve in life will be as a result of their hard
work and resilience. She admonished learners to break the dependency syndrome and be thankful for all the opportunities they have been presented with and work hard towards forging the future they want for themselves.
Other speakers, with renown and specialization in their chosen fields gave presentations, to the learners during the two-day program.
Mrs. Rita Ahine Tetteh, the HR manager for ASCO Shipping, Dr. Seth Asafo, Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Ms. Alaba Tosu, Office & HR manager of Accents and Arts Limited, Mr. Ray Snowden, CEO of Grace Organic Farm, Mrs. Fauzia Abdul Majeed Clottey, Projects Manager at KH3 Group, Miss Regina Ampofa Baah of 2MB Consulting and Mr. Samuel Tekpetey, a biomedical engineer at the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research, Institute of Industrial Research (CSIR-IIR) gave varying and insightful presentations about what it means to go into the world of work, what it will take, while sharing their experiences and knowledge with our learners.
In all, the Two-Day Transition to work program was a remarkable success! We wish all our learners the very best in DTI and in the World of Work.