The Skilfull Multimedia Training Institute has been launched at Agona Swedru with a call on the youth to learn a trade and desist from indulging in Internet fraud.
Inaugurating the Institute, Mr Emmanuel Armah, a popular movie star and an executive member of the Ghana Movie Industry, urged the youth to eschew negative tendencies that could jeopardize their future.
He said it is better for the youth to attain higher education or enter into the movie industry, as well as other professions rather than indulging in acts that can ruin their future.
Mr Armah called on the private sector and individuals to assist in bridging the gap within the educational system, especially in the rural areas.
Mr Armah assured the management of Skilful Multimedia Training Institute that the Ghana movie industry and the Ghana Film Crew Association would give out their total support to the institution.
Mr Bright Botchway, Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the institute said it was the responsibility of the management to ensure accessible affordable and quality education to deprived communities.
He called on the youth in the Agona West Municipality to take opportunity of the institute to upgrade themselves to become self-reliant.
Mr Jonathan Essel, Director of the Institute said research conducted in the area showed that about 60 percent of the youth do not go beyond the Junior and senior high schools.
He said the institute would run a full time diploma courses in broadcast journalism, Information Communication Technology (ICT), film and television production, business management and sounds engineering.
Nana Badu Ehuren, Sanaahene of the Swedru Council of Chiefs expressed his appreciation to the management of the institute for the opportunity provided for the youth in the Agona West Municipality.