It’s no secret that skilled technicians find it easier to land high-paying jobs and are also paid higher salaries. Fortunately for Ghana-technicians who are looking to improve their skills, Technicians for Africa offer free online courses for technicians. These courses are a valuable addition to your CV – making you more hirable and likely to earn more.
Several large projects underway and in the pipeline for Ghana will ensure that this industry continues to thrive. These include expansions to the Tema and Takoradi Ports, the Atuabo Free Port construction, a new terminal at Kotoka International Airport, the Boankra Inland Port and Eastern Rail Corridor project and various extensive roadworks projects (to name a few).
There have been some challenges faced by Ghana’s construction industry due to electricity and building material costs, however, construction is still an industry that is showing steady and consistent growth. With a growth rate of 30.6% and a 14.8% share of the GDP, construction was Ghana’s largest industry sub-sector in 2015.
Improved skills to combat unemployment
This is great news for qualified technicians who are looking for work. It presents an exciting opportunity for young people who have not yet decided on a career path to get involved in an industry that will provide employment in future years. Although unemployment for the general population has shown some decline over the past couple of years, unemployment statistics for the age group of 15 to 24 years is at a shockingly high 48%. New construction projects in Ghana; and opportunities for young people to learn vital skills; could lower this figure.
Boost your career with free online courses for technicians
Technician training in Ghana, such as the online Caterpillar University courses from Technicians for Africa, provide up and coming technicians with the skills they need to boost their careers and take advantage of the employment opportunities presented by a growing construction industry. Existing technicians will find the courses to be an excellent addition to their CV. Aspiring technicians can use the courses as a stepping stone to gaining access to a vocational school.
Our technician training courses are sponsored by Caterpillar University and provide a thorough overview of all Cat® machinery used in the mining and construction industries. The courses consist of 18 modules, split into 3 levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced) and are completed over a period of 3 to 6 months. Yes – the work is intensive, but can be easily completed online. Plus, it is 100% free!
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