Promoting the employability of young people in Ghana through training and ensuring regional development

On the 11th November, 30 young people trained in electricity and 30 in beekeeping received their diplomas at a ceremony organised by our local partner, Ghana Developing Communities Association (GDCA). Over the past six months, the 60 learners have first undergone theoretical training. They then moved on to practical work, supervised by apprenticeship masters. This training strengthens the employability of young people in Ghana.

To support their entry into working life, they have been given kits to help them find employment. This equipment will help them to set up their future business in the best possible conditions.

As well as enabling young people to acquire key skills in sectors with high employment potential in the region, the PARCS – Projet d’Appui au Renforcement de la Cohésion Sociale au niveau de territoires transfrontaliers stratégiques – (Support Project for Strengthening Social Cohesion in Strategic Cross-Border Territories), aims to strengthen the training available in the regions and facilitate access to it. Indeed, guaranteeing the development of these areas involves increasing the employability of young people by diversifying the training on offer. These training courses are provided by apprenticeship masters, whose skills are being strengthened as part of the project.

This training has been made possible thanks to the financial support of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) and Air France. NEXANS Kabelmetal Ghana Ltd has also provided equipment (electrical cables) for training in electricity. Between now and 2025, 240 young men and women should benefit from training in agriculture, animal husbandry, plumbing and other construction trades. A new step towards improving the employability of young people in Ghana.