Master craftsmen from across the country are undergoing series of training in modern automotive engineering.

The certification programme, organized by the Council for Technical, Vocational Education and Training (COTVET), is aimed at salvaging the local automobile industry.

It is designed to create jobs through increased knowledge in computer-based vehicular repairs and maintenance.

The first training session on motor vehicle mechanics was hosted by the Kumasi Technical Institute. Facilitators observed the need for local mechanics to get abreast with new electronic vehicles coming into the system.

Head of KTI’s Automotive Department, Francis Gyamfi is hopeful the capacity-building program would enhance the operations of local artisans as well as contribute to a reduction in road accidents.

Trainees appealed for support in the acquisition of auto-diagnostic tools to facilitate the application of acquired skills and knowledge.

Board member of COTVET, Quashey Lawson, tells Luv Biz Report the concerns would be addressed under the National Apprenticeship Programme takes off fully.

Story by Kofi Adu Domfeh