The Member of Parliament for Ablekuma North, Hon. Sheila Bartels has earlier today paid a working visit to McHammah Engineering Company Limited.
The purpose of this visit was to ascertain how trainees under her sponsored Metal Fabrication and Structural Engineering program were faring.
The first batch of trainees which consists of 10 young individuals drawn from across the constituency have been enrolled in the program for two weeks and are projected to complete their training in six months.
The training programme which is being executed by the African Career Centre in partnership with McHammah Engineering Company Limited is also expected to cover more interested young people based on the experience of these trainees.
Speaking to media present, Hon. Sheila Bartels indicated that such sponsored training forms a major part of her approach to tackling youth unemployment in her constituency.
She also highlighted the opportunities for such trained and skilled persons to assist the municipality and adjoining areas to tackle some of the numerous infrastructural deficits such as open drains, dilapidated/inadequate bridges, fixing of roadside crash barriers among others.
Hon. Sheila Bartels was accompanied on this visit by the Municipal Chief Executives of Ablekuma North and Ayawaso North municipalities, Hon. Kofi Ofori and Hon. Amin Mohammed Zakari respectively.
The MCE s took the chance to interact with the trainees and encouraged them to stay focused for the duration of the program so they could properly utilize their acquired skills in solving some of the various problems in their municipalities.
Some of the trainees who spoke to the media expressed their appreciation to the MP and trainers for the opportunity. They also admonished other young people to take up technical training as a means of getting a job and thus, earning a living.
They were also optimistic about using their acquired skills and knowledge to benefit society and help make Ghana a better place.
Source: Jones De-Graft Darkwa || Contributor