Dr Anyars Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Nation Builders Corps (NABCO), has said an enhanced and strengthened NABCO brand would enhance their employment opportunities after their term expires.
He appealed to them to eschew all tendencies that will bring the name of the organization into disrepute and make the programme unattractive to employers and investors.
Dr Anyars was speaking during a capacity building training programme held in Wa for the 2,805 beneficiaries of the programme in the Upper West Region.
âIf you are a NABCO trainee and you donât go to work or you like absenting yourself from work among others, what you are telling employers is that when they see NABCO on your CV they should not take you seriousâ, he said.
âIn this case, you are not only damaging yourself but also the brand of the organizationâ, he said, stressing that the programme was focused on building a competent workforce for the country.
Dr Anyars said for a 36-month programme, they thought it wise to now focus on the exit plan for trainees such that they would be empowered to exit and pursue their own career paths.
He said the government was investing about GHÂ˘70 million on a monthly basis to empower these unemployed youth for the job market or for them to become entrepreneurs themselves.
He said through the programme, the government is not only retraining unemployed youth to contribute to the development of their own local communities but also boosting the local economy through the payment of allowances.
Master Michael Kogo, a NABCO Trainee in the Nadowli-Kaleo District, said he was almost at the verge of migrating to the south when the programme was introduced, adding that he was now saving money to continue his education after exiting the programme.
Khadijah Korica, another trainee, said since joining the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) through NABCO she has learnt and contributed a lot to the organization meeting its revenue targets and expressed the hope that she would be maintained at the end of the programme.
She expressed gratitude to the government for introducing the programme which has saved beneficiaries from the numerous family and societal pressures.