New institutional cooperation: BIBB cooperates with the Commission for TVET Ghana

BIBB maintains cooperation agreements with a total of 32 vocational training and research institutes worldwide. The latest addition is the cooperation with Ghana, building upon the committed cooperation of GOVET and CTVET.

The Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) and the National Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET) have been working together in the field of vocational education and training (VET)  and VET research in Ghana for three months.

The aim of the institutional cooperation is mutual support in VET-related activities, a continuous exchange of knowledge and information in the areas of VET reporting/data reporting, organisational development, dual VET, peer learning and, in the long term, cooperation in VET research.
The vision to provide a world-class industry led TVET system which provides a globally competitive workforce for the social and economic transformation of Ghana cannot be fulfilled without having adequate information from the relevant actors in the sector. We have therefore made it our aim to learn from the best when it comes to TVET. When we talk about the best in TVET, then it’s definitely Germany and BIBB.

BIBB has already been working closely with the Commission for TVET since 2019 through the activities of GOVET. Since the beginning, the cooperation has focused on the development of a reporting system for the vocational education and training system in Ghana. As a key advisory product, CTVET produced a first TVET report, with GOVET's support, which was published in August 2022. The Ghana TVET Report was the first in Ghana's history to compile figures, data and facts on the TVET system. With a solid information base, decision-makers can shape the strategic direction of the system in a well-founded manner.

On the basis of this positive cooperation, there was mutual interest in formally linking the two institutions more closely through an institute cooperation and to open the way for further cooperation activities.

The joint activities also include cooperation in the project "Bridging Innovation and Learning in TVET with(BILT)", which is coordinated by BIBB and the United Nations International Centre for Vocational Education and Training (UNESCO-UNEVOC). This is primarily about peer learning on current processes of change in education and work that arise from changes in technology, the environment or social upheaval.

Source: (website of the German organization GOVET), revised by iMOVE, May 2023