Youth trained with employable skills under the Local Enterprises and Skills Development Programme (LESDEP) have been asked to help train more others to expand the benefits of the programme.
Ms Margaret Owusu, Ashanti Regional Coordinator of the LESDEP, said they should assist to provide opportunity for the many unemployed young people out there to profit from their training.
She was speaking at a graduation ceremony held for 77 of the trainees at Odumase in the Asante-Akim Central Municipality.
They have been trained in hairdressing, dressmaking, home economics and barbering and were presented with kits to start their own businesses.
Among these are hair dryers, barbering equipment, sewing machines and cooking utensils.
Ms Owusu said the programme, introduced barely two years ago, was making significant impact by way of the creation of job opportunities for the youth and that the Programme would continue to monitor the progress of the beneficiaries and guide them to properly manage their businesses to achieve good results.
Mr. Hamidu Karim, the Municipal LESDEP Coordinator, said 215 people had so far registered with the programme in the municipality and that they expect the figure to rise.
He said the training was opened to all and urged the youth to take advantage of it to improve their livelihood.