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SNV GrEEn Project organizes Employers’ Engagement Workshop in Kumasi

The SNV Netherlands Development Organisation under its European Union in Ghana-funded, GrEEn Project, has organised an Employers’ Engagement Workshop in the Ashanti Region ahead of its 2023 GrEEn Regional Job Fair.

The one-day workshop according to officials of SNV was to support job creation and the growth of local businesses in Ghana.

Held on Friday September 1, 2023, the  workshop brought together tens  of seasoned business owners who pledged to offer job openings and training to prospective job seekers who will participate in the SNV’s 2023 Green Regional Job Fair.

A Skills Development Advisor for the SNV GrEEn Project, Gifty Afi Cudjoe in an interview with OTEC News reporter, Jacob Agyenim Boateng at the side lines of the event said the workshop was to understand what the employers’ are looking from their employees.

She explained that, the meeting will inform them  on how to train the youth seeking for job opportunities in order for them to land the right job during the job fair.

2023 Regional GrEEn Job Fair.

Gifty Afi Cudjoe again noted that, the Employers Engagement Workshop aims at finalising the list of companies and employers that will be participating in SNV Ghana’s annual GrEEn Regional Job Fair scheduled to occur on 26th September 2023 at the Prempeh Assembly Hall, Kumasi and 3rd October 2023 at the Takoradi Mall.

She added that, the workshop also presents an opportunity to consolidate the job openings submitted by employers as well as identify and agree on roadmaps with employers to facilitate their active participation in the Job Fair.

“At the workshop, the specific skills need of the employers were properly documented to aid further engagement with service recipients and job seekers prior to the Job Fair”.

“Aside the Employers Engagement Workshop, SNV, Association of Ghana Industries , and Ghana Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs in partnership with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations will be organising a CV Review Workshop on 6th – 7th September at the Kumasi Labour Department in the Ashanti Region and 21st – 22nd September 2023 at the Takoradi Labour Department to provide career tips, fine-tune the CVs of job seekers and prepare them to meet employers at the annual GrEEn Regional Job Fair”. She added

For his part, the chairperson for the Association of Ghana Industries, AGI for Bono, Ahafo, Bono East, and Ashanti Regions, Mr Kwasi Nyamekye commended SNV for their support to businesses in the circular economy.

He noted that, previous job fairs organized by the SNV provided competent and quality workforce for some of thier members, something they are looking forward again in the pending job fair.

He pledged AGI’s support to SNV’s good innitiatives adding that, members of AGI will continue to partner SNV to ensure their programs reach more recipients.

About SNV

SNV is a mission-driven global development partner working in more than 20 countries across Africa and Asia. Building on 60 years of experience and grounded in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we work on the core themes of gender equality and social inclusion, climate adaptation and mitigation, and strong institutions and effective governance. Together with our team of over 1,600 people, our mission is to strengthen capacities and catalyse partnerships that transform the agri-food, energy, and water systems, which enable sustainable and more equitable lives for all.

SNV has been working in Ghana since 1992.

About GrEEn Project

The Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana (GrEEn) project is a four-year action from the European Union, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).

The project aims at creating greater economic and employment opportunities for youth, women and returning migrants by promoting and supporting sustainable, green businesses and providing employable skills training to youth job seekers in two selected regions in Ghana: Ashanti and Western in partnership with the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development.

GrEEn is implemented under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa with a total contribution of EUR 20,600,000.

Source: Ghana/ Agyenim Boateng

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