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First Batch of NABCO Graduates Begin Work in August

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The first batch of graduates enrolled in the Enterprise Ghana model of Nation Builders Corps (NABCO) will begin work in the first week of August.

The Enterprise Model is one of the seven models under the new initiative by the government to address the growing challenge of graduate unemployment and the demand of job experience by employers.

The Trades and Industry Ministry has been engaging businesses on modalities for effective participation in Kumasi.

Some 200 businesses who are members of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) and the Ghana Chamber of Commerce have so far been engaged.

The meeting with the businesses seeks to look at how the ministry and the NABCO programme is going to work with the 200 beneficiaries.

Although the target is 500 graduates, the ministry wants to find a sustainable way of getting the current 200 graduates into the companies as part of a very structured and detailed apprenticeship programme.

Deputy Minister for Trades and Industry, Robert Ahomka-Lindsay, says the apprenticeship programme will culminate in the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with these companies.

“These companies come from the One District-One Factory program, The Stimulus Package, Private Sector Federation, Association of Ghana Industries, representatives from the Ghana Chamber of Commerce (GCC) etc… and our idea is that we are going to sign a MoU with every one of these companies with the view of taking the graduates that they need to help them run their businesses,” he said.

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