Accra Technical Training Center
- Box Address:P.O. Box MB 177
- Call:00233 (0) 21 228 356
Open Hours:Mon-Fri 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Accra Technical Training Centre is a Technical / Vocational co- educational training institution established through the joint cooperation of the Governments of Ghana and Canada “to provide theoretical and practical instruction for the training of workers for the trades, business, industry, and for other occupations as may be required from time to time”. Its main objective, therefore, has been to deliver relevant and quality skills training and bridging skills gap to solve graduate unemployment towards national development and industrialization through TVET.
Mission : Dedicated to advance the cause of demand in TVET – employable skills for the youth to enable them to fulfil Ghana’s Technical Human Resource needs.
Royal Castle Road, Kokomlemle, Accra
Accra Technical Training Centre was officially opened in July, 1966 and jointly operated by the Canadian and Ghanaian Governments until March 1972, when it was handed over to the Ghanaian Government. It is under the Technical Division of the Ghana Education Service of the Ministry of Education. There is a Principal assisted by three Vice- Principals, in charge of academic, domestic and administrative activities.
The Centre offers the following training programmes: Block Release, Pre- employment, Afternoon / Evening, Part- Time Classes, Special Request from formal and informal sectors and short courses for Industry / Commerce. In all there are 16 Elective and 6 Core Departments each headed by a course officer.
- Architectural Drafting
- Auto Body Repairs
- Building Construction Technology
- Business System Technician Course
- Computer Technology
- Creative Art Technology
- Electrical Engineering Technology
- Electronics Engineering
- Industrial Maintenance
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Motor Vehicle Engineering
- Plumbing & Gas Fitting Technology
- Refrigeration & Air- Condition Technology
- Small Engine Repairs
- Welding and Fabrication Technology
- Wood Construction Technology
- English / Liberal Studies
- Integrated Science
- Information Communication & Technology
- Technical Drawing
New pupils are admitted in September every year through a computerized system which is under the jurisdiction of the Ghana Education Service. The system works based on the results of an entry examination known as the Basic Education Certificate Examination (B.E.C.E). This examination is held for junior high schools at various centres throughout the country. Entry Forms for the above examination are obtained from the West African Examination Council (W.A.E.C) through the headteachers of the respective junior high schools within the country. Once the computerised selection process is completed, the list of admitted students are made available by the Ghana Education Service to the school. The list is then made public through the school’s notice board.
An opportunity is given to foreign nationals wish to apply for admission into the school through a written entrance examination organised by the school.
After a student gains admission, he is given the school's official prospectus. This book helps new students about the school and all that is required of them.