July 24, 2024

Techiman Central branch of Ghana unity and professional tailors and dressmakers association has held its 58th graduation ceremony at the Yaw Kromo community center in Bamiri over the weekend.

The ceremony saw forty eight (48) apprentices graduating with certificates after completing their course of training from seven different trainers, out of the 48 graduates 45 were females while only 3 were males.

Addressing the graduates, the branch chairman of Garment Association, Mr. Simon Afrec, encouraged the graduates to fully embrace the profession and approach it with all seriousness.

He however lamented how young men have neglected the profession for women making it look as if it is for only women.

He encouraged all in the tailoring and dressing making industry to join the Ghana unity and professional tailors and dressmakers association for it has a lot of benefit leading to the gaining of a certificate from NVTI.

“This is our 58th graduation, we have 45 seamstress and 3 tailors, this clearly shows that men really don’t like to learn the trade of dress making but I will urged them to take keen interest in this trade because it is a very lucrative business.

“There are a lot of benefits one can enjoy as a member of this association, we have a valid certificate which is recognized nationally, so I will entreat any dress maker in Techiman and Ghana at large to join the association and enjoy the benefits that comes with it.” He told our reporter

He again urged Techiman Traditional leaders, municipal assembly and all stakeholders to support these graduates with their materials that they need to start their work.

“We are pleading with the Municipal Assembly and all philanthropist to help get a container for the graduates, getting a container to start your business is not easy especially in Techiman and so on behalf of the association, I humbly plead with all and sundry to come to our aid.” He said

Madam Margret Kaasoma who served as chair person for the association from 1998 to 2024, said the idea that dress making as a professional for those who are not academically inclined is a misconception and must be treated with the contempt it deserves.

She again urged parents to take good care of their wards who are into artisanship to discourage them from indulging themselves into boyfriend girlfriends matters.

“I will plead with the parents of the apprentice to take good care of them and try as much as possible to attend to their needs, some parents usually neglect such children with the mindset that they are not academically and therefore does not deserve their support.

“That is a very bad perception and I will entreat all parents who are of such character to stop because nowadays, government workers such as nurses and teachers are even learning one trade or another.” She said.

Some graduates shared their experience with the media as they called on stakeholders to help them establish their own businesses.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com