Rlg to train 30,000 youth in ICT module in 2013

Mr Roland Agambire, Chief Executive Officer of Rlg Communications, said the company in collaboration with government would train 30,000 youth nationwide in the next phase of the Youth in ICT module to offer opportunity in job creation.

Mr Agambire said under the next phase of the module, more youth would be trained in both mobile phone repairs and computer assembling to constitute a significant base for the Enterprise Project intended to make young people economically viable and independent.

He said this on Friday in Accra at the 5th Graduation of the Rlg youth in mobile phone repairs and the launch of the commencement of the next phase of ICT module in 2013.

Mr Agambire said 1,300 youth in the Greater Accra Region were part of the 7,134 youth who formed the last batch of trainees who underwent training in ICT at the Rlg Institute of Technology and the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Agency (GYEEDA) formerly of National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).

He said each graduand will receive a setup kit as part of the business process and be mentored to practice the trade, earn income and grow their business, in addition to making available a modernized workstation under a special micro financing scheme for interested graduands.

He said the trainees during the 6-Month mobile telephony certification programme were taken through courses like introduction to computers, mobile phones soft and hardware, basic electronics and entrepreneurship skills.

Mr Agambire said the Rlg Company employs over 1,500 permanent staff at its installations in Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia and China and looked forward to engaging 30,000 youth in its assembly plant after the expansion of the project.

He said in June 2012, Rlg had launched the Persons With Disability ICT Project to train 5,000 physically challenged persons and  was due for completion in the next few weeks.

Mr Agambire said it was their plan that 2,500 of them would be committed to schools to assist in teaching and repair works under the basic school computerisation project being implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Education.

He urged the graduands to be hardworking, creative and disciplined and to dream big to succeed.

Mr Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, Greater Accra Regional Minister commended Rlg for the initiative, saying that it would compliment government’s efforts  in providing the youth with jobs and contribute to socio-economic development.

Mr Agbo urged the graduants to show commitment in the success of the programme since it would help empower the youth to be business-oriented and provide decent livelihood to the youth.

Mr Abuga Pele, Executive Director of GYEEDA said the NYEP was transformed to GYEEDA to formalise inter-institutional relationships and build synergies between various agencies to support easy access of beneficiaries to the job market.

Mr Pele said the transformation also aimed at coordinating all youth employment and youth entrepreneurial development activities with the public and the private sector to ensure value delivery.

Source: GNA

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