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OICG COURSES OVERVIEW

The Opportunities Industrialization Centres, Ghana (OICG) Courses has been influenced by the current demands of Industries in relation to Technological Advancement.

To comply with National Standards of Trade Testing in accordance with the National Vocational Training Institute, the courses are designed to enable Trainees to write the Certificate One Examination, and consequently benefit from further education and training opportunities available to TVET graduates.

The Certificate One Curriculum is designed to:

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge in the selected Skill incorporating relevant technical concepts
  • Demonstrate related theoretical knowledge as basis for the skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge in numeracy, literacy, IT and Entrepreneurial skills.

The courses intend to upgrade Trainees’ knowledge to enable them take advantage of further levels of study to qualify for higher appointments in the Labour Market or go into Self Employment.

Below is the overview of the various courses run at OICG Centres:

COOKERY/CATERING

The Trade intends to provide knowledge and skills in the Hospitality Industry, with emphasis on Cookery

Trainees may aspire to become Entrepreneurs or work in various Hospitality establishments.

At the end of training the Trainee must be able to:

  • Develop positive attitudes towards the application of practical skills in the performance of tasks
  • Employ judicious use of Tools, Equipment and Materials
  • Understand and apply Kitchen French in the Cookery industry
  • Understand and apply skills in Food Service, Menu Planning and Nutrition
  • Serve Local and Foreign Dishes
  • Acquire and practice basic Entrepreneurial skills
  • Further education to Certificate two

MASONRY/BLOCK LAYING AND CONCRETING

The Trade intends to provide knowledge and skill to produce Craftsmen capable of working in the Brick and Blockwork Industry or enter into self employment.

At the end of training, the trainee must be able to:

  • Use basic tools and equipment in the performance of tasks
  • Interpret drawings and sketches from Blueprints
  • Apply relevant technological skills in the performance of tasks on Site
  • Acquire and practice basic Entrepreneurial skills
  • Further education to Certificate two

GRAPHIC DESIGN

The Trade intends to provide knowledge and skills to produce Technicians capable of applying creativity to produce aesthetic elements in the Art and Craft Industry.  Trainees may aspire to be Entrepreneurs or work in various spheres of the Art and Craft Industry

At the end of training the Trainees should be able to:

  • Use appropriate tools and equipment to produce Artworks
  • Appreciate the place of Art for interior and exterior application
  • Harmonize aesthetic considerations
  • Use ICT in the design of information and Art
  • Acquire and practice basic Entrepreneurial skills
  • Further education to Certificate two (2)

AUTO MECHANIC (MOTOR VEHICLE MECHANIC)

The Trade intends to provide knowledge and skills to produce Mechanics capable of working in the Auto Mechanic Industry.  It is envisaged that with some length of internship the Trainee may enter into self employment.

At the end of Training the Trainees should be able to:

  • Identity faults in Automotive Engines
  • Assist in the repairs, service, maintenance and overhaul of engines
  • Perform simple tasks of replacing minor parts
  • Apply appropriate technology in the performance of tasks
  • Acquire and practice Entrepreneurial skills
  • Further education to Certificate two

DRESSMAKING/FAHION

The Trade intends to provide knowledge and skills to produce designers of clothing and other related products in the Fashion Industry.    Trainees may aspire to become Entrepreneurs or work in various establishments that will require the services of a Fashion Designer

At the end of training the Trainee must be able to:

  • Make garment patterns
  • Assemble garments
  • Apply appropriate technology and skills in the performance of tasks
  • Apply aesthetic values in the preparation of garments
  • Acquire and practice basic Entrepreneurial skills
  • Further education to write Certificate two (2)

GENERAL ELECTRICAL

The Trade intends to provide knowledge and skill to perform tasks related to Electrical Trade.

The trainee at the end of training the Trainee should be able to:

  • Perform simple domestic wiring
  • Repair simple domestic appliances
  • Diagnose faults and make recommendations for rectification
  • Work with minimum supervision
  • Acquire and practice basic Entrepreneurial skills
  • Further education to Certificate two (2)

PLUMBING

The Trade intends to provide knowledge and skills to produce Craftsmen who will be employed in Industry or enter into self-employment

The trainee at the end of training the trainee must be able to:

  • Use basic tools and equipment in the performance of tasks
  • Interpret drawings and sketches from Blueprint
  • Install, repair, and operate Hot and Cold water systems in domestic buildings
  • Acquire and practice basic Entrepreneurial skills
  • Further education to Certificate Two (2)

OFFICE MANAGEMENT/COMPUTER SKILLS (CLERICAL)

The Trade intends to provide knowledge and skill to produce staff who will assist the administration of Industry and Office, or enter into self-employment

The trainee at the end of training must be able to:

  • Typewrite accurately from typescript or manual
  • Acquire a typing speed of 40wpm
  • Acquire good command of the English language
  • Acquire good knowledge in office procedures
  • Use the computer to perform tasks
  • Acquire and practice basic Entrepreneurial skills
  • Further education in office skills

foundation/mandatory courses

 ENGLISH

In furtherance of the Education Reforms in Vocational and Technical Education and the consequent upgrading of syllabuses this package of the teaching of English is being put together to improve English education.

Competency, commensurate with the Certificate One Examination will be captured alongside Numerical and Entrepreneurial aptitude under the General Paper.

 At the end of training the Trainee must be able to:

  • Express oneself confidently in the English Language
  • Use the English Language to show the level of skills acquisition in the chosen Trade
  • Prepare for further education

 

MATHEMATICS

Mathematics has become mandatory subject in furtherance of Educational Reforms in TVET.

At the end of training the Trainee must be able to:

  • Perform simple Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division of Integers, Fractions and Decimals to improve their computational skills

ENTREPRENEURAL/BUSINESS SKILLS

The teaching of Entrepreneurial Skills is influenced by the TVET Reform.  This syllabus is designed to help Trainees meet the requirements of the General Paper component of the Certificate One examination in the respective skills.

At the end of training the Trainee must be able to:

  • Understand the concept of Entrepreneurship in the performance of vocational skills
  • Demonstrate basic Entrepreneurial skills to help advance Business establishment
  • Complement Vocational Skills Training to qualify for Certificate One examination