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The Director of Research and Training at the Nation Builders Corps, Mubarak Bowan has disclosed that about 19,000 NABCO trainees who desire entrepreneurship as their exit pathway will be trained and supported with start-ups to be entrepreneurs under the NBSSI- Mastercard Foundation Recovery and Resilience program for micro-, small-, and medium-size enterprises.
Speaking in an interview on the sidelines of a graduation ceremony for NABCO trainees under the NABCO Skill and Talent Academy, he expressed excitement that following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding ( MoU) with the National Board for Small Scale Industries, these personnels will be better equipped for the future. While admonishing personnel to demonstrate diligence and a high sense of integrity, Mr. Bowan urged NABCo trainees to value the skills development opportunities as well as the knowledge acquisition to create better lives after they exit the programme.

About 540 Nation Builders Corps, NABCO personnel have completed courses under the NABCO Skill and Talent Academy in Financial management, Data Analytics and Decision Makings, Data Science for engineers, Design of Educational Application using web Technologies, Human Resource, ICT in Classroom Teaching as well as Strategic Management. Forty-seven NABCO personnel graduated from the Ghana Center for Free and Open Source software under the Ghana India Kofi Annan Centre for Excellence in ICT in Bolgatanga.

The Director of Research and Training at the Nation Builders Corps, Mubarak Bowan disclosed that About 33 thousand trainees signed up for the virtual learning programme which forms part of the value addition aspect of the NABCO programme that seeks to guarantee the work placement, provide continuing training and learning as well as exposing trainees to a range of special projects to enhance their future employability. For his part, the Director-General of the Ghana- India Kofi Annan Center Excellence in ICT, Kwasi Adu Gyan explained that the partnership of his outfit with the Nation Builder Corp was to provide functional working knowledge and competence at the workplace. He added that the initiative was to provide specialist training opportunities to add value to the basic qualifications of NABCO personnel to enable them to transition into permanent employment as part of their exit arrangement.

The Director of Consultancy at the Ghana India Kofi Annan Center for Excellence in ICT, and a facilitator for Strategic Management course, Dr. Patrick Offei encouraged the trainees to use the expert level training to serve as a launching pad into the job market. Other dignitaries that graced the ceremony includes Madam Priscilla Hope, Project Manager with the Ghana India Kofi Annan Center for Excellence in ICT; Mr. Michael Amponsah IT Officer with NABCO, and Madam Rosemanna Adu Adjei, the Module Implementation Partner, MIP Coordinator.

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