uniYAT Practical Institute – UPI is a practical skill acquisition center with the main focus on equipping its students with practical competency skills that make them ready for the job market. The center is duly registered under the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET), established by the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training Act, 2006 (Act 718) of the Parliament of the Republic of Ghana in August 2006 to formulate national policies on skills development across pre-tertiary and tertiary levels of education in both the formal and informal sectors of the economy.

COTVET is also to coordinate, harmonize and supervise the activities of Pre-Tertiary public and private Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) providers including apprenticeship in the Informal Sector, and collaborate with the Tertiary institutions.