About Us

Who we are?

Integrated Community Centre for Employable Skills (ICCES) is an agency under Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR) with policy objective to increase young person’s access to skills acquisition and empowerment for productive employment. Established under the Non-Formal Education Division (NFED) of the Ministry of Education (MOE) in April 1986, ICCES was moved to its current Ministry, the Ministry of Employment and Labour   Relations by cabinet decision in 1994.

ICCES – Mandate and Objective

¨ Mandated to train the youth, especially the unemployed in   Technical and Vocational Skills

¨ Training programmes target the Illiterate, semi-literates and   literate youth.

¨ Primary objective of providing employable skills to the rural folk for the result of curbing rural-urban drift and its attendant social vices and    reducing youth unemployment.


Be the leader in TVET/CBT skills provision in rural communities in the   Country.


To train the youth in demand-driven employable skills for self or paid employment in their chosen trades through micro and small-scale enterprises development to combat youth unemployment and thereby mitigate rural-urban drift and contribute to the development of a sustainable labour force for  employment in the Country.

Strategic Objectives

¨ Develop Competency Based Training (CBT) and demand driven      Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes in ICCES.

¨ Enhance the service delivery capacity of ICCES staff at all levels through training and re-training.

¨ Build the administrative capacity of the Directorate and Regional       Secretariats for effective service delivery.

¨ Build the competency levels of ICCES graduates to be competitive in the market place and encourage cooperative group formation among them, to access micro credit for their business set up.

Core Values

In furtherance of the foregoing, ICCES is committed to maintaining high standards of Integrity, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Productivity and Team work through respect for each other.

3 Responses to About Us

  1. Woeko Simon Attah says:

    I think it is an avenue for young graduates to acquire skills that will enable them become entreprenuers. But the major question is that will the trainees be provided with the necessary logistics and resources to be able to acquire the skills?


  2. I think the youths are willing to learn a vocational and technical skills. However, they are often faced with challenges such as 1. feeding 2. place to sleep 3. tools and place to start 4. capital

    These challenges often compelled the females to look up to their boy friends for help leading to unwanted pregnancies and thereby shouting their dreams and aspirations. Others too do not complete due to hunger and starvation because their parents cannot afford their feeding while learning the skills

    I recommend that government should do the following
    1. pay for their training
    2. provide them with tools for their training
    3. provide office space for them to start
    4. provide tools for them to start with after their successful training
    5. provide a start up capital of about GH 500.00

    This is how i think we can do to help the youths in area of vocational and technical training. Their contribution will lead to creation of meaningful jobs and expansion of the economy of Ghana


  3. we all have a role to play in making the Ghanaian youth employable and self reliant


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