By Adu Gyamfi Odopa, Ahafo Kenyasi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The National Service Personnel Association (NASPA), in conjunction with the National Service Secretariat, has organised an intensive entrepreneurship and business seminar in Kenyasi in the Asutifi North District of the Brong Ahafo Region.
The seminar, which is organised annually by the National Service Personnel Association for its members in the district, was under the theme ‘Entrepreneurship and Capacity Building, the Key to Address Unemployment Challenges’, was mainly to prepare and empower the outgoing service personnel for the job market.
The Asutifi North District President of NASPA, Morro Abdulai, said his association realised that most of the service personnel lacked knowledge in writing and presenting a winning resumè and answering interview questions and presenting themselves at workplaces. “This training workshop has come at the right time for the right persons. It has been very successful and helpful to the beneficiaries,” he added.
The one-day capacity building workshop was done in collaboration with Grassroots Hub, Omega Link International, Databank Ghana, and Asutifi North National Service Secretariat.
The Head of Operations, Omega Link International, Yemi John, urged all national service personnel nationwide, and young ones seeking employment opportunities, to take training workshops and sensitisation seminars more seriously, and grab all the opportunities in them. “Even if you are not able to get employed by the government and the private sector, you have the relevant skills and training to start your own business with the little amount of money at your disposal,” he stated.
The participants were trained and tested on writing a good curriculum vitae (CV), answering interview questions, and business proposal writing. Other areas like report writing, presidential address, and pillars of successful life among others were treated.
The Asutifi North District Coordinator for the National Service Scheme, Shepherd Sumly, was full of praise to God and the organisers and participants and entreated the beneficiaries to put to good use what they had gained from the programme, as they prepare to end their service.
He urged the participants to be humble always and be disciplined in all spheres of life.