A delegation from Services Machinery Trucks (SMT) paid a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor, Professor Richard K. Amankwah on Wednesday, 15th February 2023 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to train students of the University in order to equip them with hands-on knowledge in the various engineering disciplines.
The Managing Director of SMT Ghana, Mr Alex Dutamby said that similar to the University mission, training is an important facet of SMT. He said that SMT does not only offer the best modern equipment to its clients but also, aims to provide solutions to technical needs. Mr Dutamby said, that SMT will enrol its technician to pursue the various engineering certificate programmes available in the University to advance its skilled labour.
Professor Amankwah expressed appreciation for the partnership. He said that the University’s goals are to build up the practical knowledge of students and to prepare them for the world of work hence the introduction of the ‘Practice of Engineering’ course for all second-year students and the subsequent requirement to serve as interns in various technical establishments.
Professor Amankwah added that the University has introduced seven (7) executive programmes for employees with non-science backgrounds in the various mining and allied industries to equip them with knowledge and experiences in mining. The Vice Chancellor further, projected the University undergraduate certificate programmes and top-up programmes for employees in the industry. He hoped that the University and SMT will derive all the benefits that come with the partnership.
Accompanying the Managing Director for SMT Ghana was Mrs Beatrice Oduro-Afranie, the Human Resource Director and Mr Philip Ackon, theParts Sales Manager for SMT.