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16.03.2013 General News

RLG Communication advises Brong-Ahafo youth to access GYEEDA ICT training

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Nsoatre, (B/A), March 16, GNA - Mr Yaw Ofosu Asabre, Brong-Ahafo Regional Training Supervisor of RLG Communication, on Friday advised the unemployed youth in the region to enroll in the ICT module of the Ghana Youth Employment Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) to acquire employable skills.

He expressed concern that the six months training programme in computer and mobile phone repairs were being conducted by the company free of charge but the youth in the region had failed to access such opportunity to upgrade theis skills.

Mr Asabre gave the advice when the company, in collaboration with GYEEDA, presented start-up tools to 200 youth in the Sunyani West District who had completed the six months training programme to enable them to establish their businesses at Nsoatre.

The re-work station equipment comprises of multi metre, magnifying glass, batteries, as well as computers and accessories. Beneficiaries were drawn from Nsoatre, Chiraa and Odumase.

Thirty (30) hairdressers, who also underwent 12 months training, received dryers and other working tools while additional 147 dressmakers are yet to receive their packages.

Mr Asabre said RLG had opened training centers at Berekum, Techiman, Asuotiano and would soon open a branch at Goaso stressing that admission forms and all processes involved in enrolling into the programme was free of charge.

He said junior high and senior high school graduates and those from tertiary institutions were encouraged to enroll in the training.

Mrs Agnes Kusi, Sunyani West District Chief Executive, said Ghanaians would feel and benefit immensely from the Better Ghana Agenda this year as the government had designed and would implement a number of policies.         

She said since 2010, more than 4,000 youth had been trained in the various modules of the GYEEDA programme stressing that the programme intended to expand its scope to other areas such as driving.

Mrs Kusi noted that the best way the unemployed youth could fend for themselves was to enroll in the programme and advised those who had not registered to do so in order to benefit from it. GNA

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