SNV, partners hold CV Review Clinics in Ashanti Region

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As part of measures toward the upcoming second GrEEn Regional Job Fair in the Ashanti and Western Regions, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in collaboration with the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Ghana Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs (GCYE), Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development and the Labour Department have organised a Curriculum Vitae (CV) Review Clinic to prepare job seekers for the job market.

The two-day CV Review Clinic forms part of the Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana (GrEEn) Project, which is funded by the European Union in Ghana and is being co-implemented by SNV Ghana and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).

The GrEEn Job Fairs aims at supporting the creation of green jobs and matching job seekers to available, sustainable jobs in its two regions of implementation.

At the district level, SNV partnered with Municipal and District Assemblies in the Ashanti Region (Adansi South, Ejura-Sekyedumase, Offinso and Sekyere (Kumawu) and Western Region (Ahanta West, Wassa Amenfi, Nzema East and the Jomoro Municipality), reaching hundreds of job seekers at the district level.

Labour officer for Kumasi, Frank Agyei Boakye, for his part noted that as one of their mandates is to promote employment among the populace, the department saw it as prudent to join hands with SNV.

He briefed participants at the CV Clinic on some guides to their working environment, especially on some of Ghana’s labour laws as well as workers’ rights, protection and privileges.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ghana Chamber of Young Entrepreneurs, Sherif Ghali, noted that the CV Clinic’s essence is to ensure the CVs of job seekers are up to date and in tune with the job openings available.

“Over the years, job fairs have been just open. You go and apply blindly, and that’s all. This time around, we want the job seekers to be prepared well enough.  So, on the day of the job fair when they get there they are already prepped on what their expectations should be. This will help young people to get employed right at the job fair,” Mr. Ghali stressed.

About SNV

The SNV Netherlands Development Organisation is a not-for-profit international development organisation that makes a lasting difference in the lives of people living in poverty, by helping them raise incomes and access basic services. SNV specialises in three sectors: Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Water – and we are present in over 25 countries.

About GrEEn Project

The Boosting Green Employment and Enterprise Opportunities in Ghana (GrEEn) project is a four-year action from the European Union, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF).

The project aims at creating greater economic and employment opportunities for youth, women and returning migrants by promoting and supporting sustainable, green businesses and providing employable skills training to youth job seekers in two selected regions of Ghana – Ashanti and Western – in partnership with the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development.

GrEEn is implemented under the European Union Emergency Trust Fund (EUTF) for Africa with a total contribution of €20,600,000.

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