An entrepreneurship training and capacity building programme has been organised for beneficiaries of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) in the Northern Region.
This is part of NABCO ‘Skills and Talent Academy’ which is meant to empower the trainees to successfully exit the scheme.
Managers of NABCO expect trainees under the programme to successfully exit through any of the three main pathways designed for them, namely; retention, entrepreneurship and further learning.
Besides, the beneficiaries are also being taken through a series of entrepreneurship training programmes to help those who want to venture into their own businesses to do so with ease while the remaining ones who are interested in pursuing further studies after the three years will also be in the position to do so.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) Dr. Ibrahim Anyass, in an inter reactions with the media said, over 11,000 of the beneficiaries have secured permanent jobs and have exited the scheme while the Manager of NABCO still expect many more of the trainees to exit the scheme and chose the areas that they want.
“One thing that excited me and it happen in other regions. I get surprised that the trainees themselves are well aware that actually they have to be thinking about this, to extended some of the trainees volunteer, that if they were even asked to leave the scheme today, they will be preparing to do that to go and develop their entrepreneurship ideas into business. And that excites me because the whole issue of carrier are personal decisions that we all make. Government only provide enablers just as NABCO is doing”, Dr. Ibrahim Anyass stated.
“I feel very excited that beyond the anniversary in Accra, we’ve embarked on a road show to visit all 16 regions to take the benefit of that conference, and the launch of the NABCO Skills and Talent Academy to all the regions so that our NABCO trainees can ask the essential questions and get a feel of what they stand to gain by enrolling on the programme”, Dr. Anyars noted.
The Tamale Central NPP Parliamentary candidate stated that NABCO will continue to support the beneficiaries who pursued entrepreneurship as pathway after exiting the scheme.
He has however urged the beneficiaries to give of their best to justify the huge investment being made in them over the past three years.
As part of the event, beneficiaries were taken through panel discussions and presentations on Business Start-ups and Entrepreneurship, Agribusiness and Industrialization, Job Search and Career Pursuit and Digital Labour Market.
Over four thousand NABCO trainees from across the Northern Region participated in the programme.
Source:AlhassanYakubu |www.Diamondfmonline.com |Ghana