A delegation from KAD Manufacturing Limited, a Ghanaian owned garment production company has paid a familiarization visit to Ho Technical University on Monday, June 28, 2021, as part of efforts towards establishing academia-industry partnership.
Led by the Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Linda Yaa Ampah, the delegation met with the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ben Honyenuga, and his Management team to consolidate discussions on mutual co-operation.
Discussions centred on linking the Department of Fashion Design and Textiles to KAD Manufacturing Limited for internship and exchange opportunities for students and staff.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, HTU as a TVET institution is committed to providing hands-on skills to students, was open to industry partnership to ensure its graduates meet the requisite industry standards.
“As an institution that pride ourselves as the reference point for higher education in TVET in the country, we want to enable alignment with all our departments to industry so that products of HTU would be competitive in meeting industry demands and raise standard. Our fashion design and textile students for instance, should be able to have factory floor experience at KAD Manufacturing,” Prof. Honyenuga stated and expressed appreciation to the delegation for reciprocating his team’s earlier visit to their factory at the Free Zones enclave at Tema on June 1,2021.
On her part, Mrs. Ampah, assured HTU Management of her company’s readiness towards a mutually beneficial partnership, stating, “we are here to support and what we cannot do, we are hopeful to get the Institution, the requisite assistance from other bodies”.
The delegation, which included the board chairman of the company, Mr. Carl Ampah, Director, Monitoring and Evaluation, Nana Owusua Osei Kufuor were later taken on a tour of the production laboratory and other related facilities of the fashion design and textile department.
Present at the meeting was the acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Edward Ayimey, as well as Directors, Deans, and Heads of Department.
About KAD Manufacturing
KAD Manufacturing Ltd. is a Ghanaian based company dedicated to the manufacturing of apparel on a large scale for the export market as well as for the local market. It has been in operation for over 10 years and located within the Free Zone enclaves at Tema.
By: Lambert Atsivor (Public Affairs Office, HTU)