The Yendi Municipal branch of the Ghana National Tailors and Dress Makers Association (GNTDA) has held a mass graduation ceremony for apprentices who have been under training for the past three years.
The graduation ceremony was held for a total of 75 apprentices -74 females and a male- who were trained in free hand cutting, learning/teaching manual, spaceman entrepreneurship and other vocational skills.
GNTDA since its registration under the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) has recorded over 1,400 apprentices trained by the Yendi branch.
Alhaji Hammed Abubakari Yussif, the Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, expressed gratitude to the trainers for their dedication in training the youth which could greatly help in reducing unemployment in the society.
He said there is the need for more people to be trained in order to enhance the use of individual talents to improve self employment and eradicate social vices among the youth in the Municipality.
Alhaji Yussif urged the public to use of made in Ghana fabrics and reduce the patronage of imported dresses as this would help sustain the sector.
Alhaji Yussif Dawuda, the Northern Regional Chairman of the GNTDA, said it is very important for the youth in northern Ghana to acquire skills in dress making so as to curb rural-urban migration.
Alhaji Sulemana Iddi Alhassan, the chairman at the event, urged the graduates to keep in touch with their trainers and solicit for help whenever the need arises.
Alhaji Sulemana, the Yendi Municipal Director of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), urged the graduates to make the difference in their field of work by adhering to the ethics of customer care.
The graduates were awarded with an Intermediate Certificate in Dress Making Craft Practice.