- The National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) and Mastercard Foundation have teamed up to create 39,000 jobs in the country
- The three-year programme, known as Young Africa Works, will focus on young people
- Interested persons need to be unskilled young women and men between 16-35 years old
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The National Board for Small Scale Industries (NBSSI) and Mastercard Foundation have teamed up to create 39,000 jobs in Ghana.
The two bodies, through a three-year programme known as Young Africa Works, will focus on empowering young people.
YEN.com.gh understands that the programme is particularly focused on young women, who are expected to make up about 70% of the participants.
Per a report by thebftonline.com, the programme would be conducted under the NBSSI’s Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment Programme (YEEP).
In addition to skills training, beneficiaries will receive entrepreneurial and financial literacy training to prepare them for either gainful self-employment or salaried employment.
According to the organisers of the programme, interested persons need to be unskilled young women and men between the ages of 16-35 years who are residents in Ghana and have an interest in acquiring a specific vocational or technical skill.
In other news, the NBSSI has revealed that more than 170,000 businesses have applied to access the GHc1 billion package announced by President Nana Akufo-Addo.
This represents a huge jump from the 14,000 businesses that submitted applications in the first week.
According to NBSSI’s executive director, Kosi Yankey-Ayeh, her outfit has teamed up with selected financial institutions to ensure that Ghanaian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises have access to the funds.
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