World Engineering Day: TCC-CIMET exposes artisans, students to smart manufacturing technologies

News | Published: 5th March 2024 Share Tweet

Hundreds of artisans and students have been exposed to smart manufacturing technologies by the Technology Consultancy Centre as part of activities to mark the World Engineering Day.

This is part of the Centre’s aim to empower artisans on these technologies to improve their skills.

These technologies included CNC Plasma cutting, Millers, Lathe and 3D printers.

According to the Director-General of TCC-CIMET, Prof. Francis Davis, the purpose of this project “aligns seamlessly with TCC’s mission by empowering artisans and students alike by introducing them to cutting-edge CNC manufacturing technology and providing skill development opportunities.”

Prof. Francis Davis
Prof. Francis Davis, Director-General of TCC-CIMET 

Ashanti regional head of Technical Vocational Education and Training, Richard Addo-Gyamfi called on the artisans to upgrade their skills to maximize productivity.

“I will urge you to upgrade your skills from time to time in your field of practice. The TTPU should be seen as a resource center for artisans within the Suame enclave and beyond,” he said.

Richard Addo-Gyamfi
Richard Addo-Gyamfi, Ashanti regional head of Technical Vocational Education and Training

The artisans who were from the Suame magazine enclave and students from Suame and Kumasi Technical Institutes were taken round the TCC-CIMET’s Technology Transfer and Production Unit (TTPU) to experience the operations of these machines.

Students from Kumasi Technical Institutes
Students from Kumasi Technical Institutes

One of the students, Evans Appiah was excited the event has helped broaden his prospects in the technical sector.