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Master craft persons training kicks-off

Aug 24, 2010, 12:29 PM | Article By: Lamin Darboe

A five-day training workshop for master craft persons on enhanced knowledge skills and attitude of the master craft persons is currently underway at the Gambia Technical Training Institute (GTTI) in Kanifing.

The training workshop is being organised by the National Training Authority (NTA), with funding from Gamjobs, aimed at developing a set of performance indicators for assessment of the master craft persons.

In his welcoming remarks, the Director General of the National Training Authority (NTA), Ousman JM Nyang, described the training as very significant. 

He said the training workshop is being funded by Gamjobs, to support the informal sector, adding that Gamjobs have come with the initiative of training young people in the country with materials and financial support to enable them realise their objectives.

He urged the participants to take the workshop with seriousness and share the knowledge gained from the training with respective areas.

The acting Project Manager at Gamjobs, Ensa Coker, said Gamjobs' support for the National Training Authority (NTA) would greatly aid young people in the country.

He applauded the Spanish government for sponsoring the project, the UNDP and Ministry of Trade, Regional Integration and Employment for their support, noting that Gamjobs creates job opportunities for Gambian people.

For his part, a representative from the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology, Musa Touray, said all training institutions in the country are under NTA. He noted that they are working tirelessly towards the improvement and development of skills of the young people in the country.