TIAST Ghana has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pentecost University to foster collaboration between the two parties in order to equip students with practical training to champion agricultural industrialization on February 3, 2022 at the Phase II Auditorium.
Speaking under the theme “Technical and Financial Support for Agro Processing” the Head of Training and Development at TIAST Ghana, Mr. Oliver Isaac Ocansey stated that the MoU between TIAST Ghana and Pentecost University is one which is geared towards training students with practical skills and knowledge to be able to champion the localization agenda.
He urged the students present to take advantage of the training, mentorship, and exchange programs which will be organized by TIAST Ghana. “We have started partnering with Universities to give students practical training, field trips, mentorship programs, exchange programs and National Service placements thus all students should take advantage of this opportunity,” he said.
The Vice Chancellor of Pentecost University, Rev. Kwabena Agyapong-Kodua addressed the students and placed emphasis on how agricultural industrialization can help foster growth and development in the country.
According to him, he is excited about the offer TIAST Ghana is bringing on board, especially the localization agenda where more of the locals will be trained to man and operate the factories TIAST Ghana is setting up in Ghana and the West African continent.
He further added that, “We recommend Pentecost University students to TIAST Group due to our research-led orientation.” He said this basing it on the premise that the students of the University are trained to identify and solve problems thus they are good candidates to learn and bring on board innovative ideas which will help transform the agricultural sector for a collective benefit.
In a speech delivered by the Director of International Business at TIAST Ghana, Mr. Leo Chen, he assured Pentecost University that TIAST Ghana is always on board to cooperate with the University to be able to train and equip students of the University with practical skills and knowledge through its mentorship programs, exchange programs and the 10-week Master Class.
At the event, an International Business Manager at TIAST Ghana, Ms. Irene Sackey spoke extensively on the importance of value-addition in the agricultural sector. She reoriented the mindsets of the students to cherish the significant value agriculture adds to the transformation of the country.
Ms. Sackey admonished the students to take up agriculture seriously, so as to reduce the rate of unemployment. In furtherance to her speech, she disclosed that graduates should see agriculture as a sector capable of transforming the lives of individuals.