Some of the journalists that attended the GROHE X Professional Event in Porto and Lisbon, Portugal, in a group picture
THERE IS good news for young female Ghanaians who are aspiring to become professional plumbers in order to become self-reliant and enhance their future.
GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, has plans to introduce an all-female intensive plumbing training for Ghanaians in future.
“This is part of GROHEs plan to attract more women into the plumbing business and improve their lives”, Timo Kurz of LIXIL EMENA told Press1News in an exclusive interview.
GROHE recently partnered with the Accra Technical Training Center (ATTC) to train 50 young professionals across Ghana to become professional plumbers and installers of GROHE products.
The education programme is dubbed the ‘GROHE Installer Vocational Training and Education (GIVE) Programme. The 50 lucky people, selected from across the country, included 49 males and one female.
Timo Kurz was extremely happy that at least one female was among the beneficiaries of the laudable GIVE programme, pointing out that there was still room for improvement.
“In future, we may consider an all-female training for girls in Ghana to help attract more females into the plumbing sector”, he responded to a question about what GROHE would do to attract more females into plumbing.
Timo Kurz was speaking to Press1News when a team of journalists from Europe, Middle East, North and West Africa (EMENA) visited GROHEs Experience Center and Brand Space in Lisbon, Portugal.
The event christened the ‘GROHE X Programme’ also saw the journalists embarking on a factory tour at the Albergaria Plant in Porto also in Portugal, to witness the processes that GROHE undertake to produce their quality products.
Timo Kurz stated emphatically that the plumbing business is not solely for men therefore there was the need to motivate more women into the sector to help better their lives.
The GIVE programme in Ghana was supported by the Invest for Jobs, a programme of the German Federal Ministry of Economic, Coorperation and Development (BMZ).
The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana (AHK) also supported the educational programme by providing advisory and the hiring of local teachers at ATTC.
Gita Ghaemmaghami, Leader, Communications and Corporate Responsibility, MENA, LIXIL EMENA, also expressed delight about the success of the GIVE programme in Ghana.
She also said the GIVE programme would be sustained in order to help more Ghanaian youth, especially females, to become professionally trained plumbers and installers of GROHE products.
Significantly, GROHE a strong brand portfolio of LIXIL, has the effective development of Ghana at heart. The globally recognized company for quality bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, has been playing key roles to develop the country.
GROHE believes that human resource development is key to the transformation of every country, hence their tireless efforts to train more Ghanaian youth to become professional plumbers so they could contribute to the country’s growth.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr.,