AGA, Mac partners provide skills training for youth in Obuasi
AGA, Mac partners provide skills training for youth in Obuasi

AGA, Mac Partners provide skills training for youth in Obuasi

AngloGold Ashanti (AGA), Obuasi Mine, in partnership with the Ghanaian-owned indigenous company, Mac Partners, has successfully trained 100 youth in Obuasi, equipping them with practical employable skills for self-reliance and relevance in the job market.


The youth apprenticeship programme aims to produce marketable young engineering apprentices specializing in welding and fabrication, mechanical technology, and electrical work.


Mr. Emmanuel Baidoo, the Senior Sustainability Manager of AGA, highlighted that the collaboration exemplifies AGA's dedication to investing in the future of youth within its host communities, thereby enhancing their capacities.

He underscored the positive correlation between human capacity and economic development, emphasizing that technical training significantly impacts the lives of trainees, preparing them for future employment opportunities.

This training is an integral component of the skills development and entrepreneurship programme outlined in the company’s 10-year socio-economic development plan, with a particular focus on skills training.

Mr. Baidoo added, “Through our investment in this comprehensive training programme, we not only contribute to the development of a highly skilled workforce but also bolster the economic growth of the region.”

He advised the youth not to rely solely on the mine for employment, but to also leverage the skills and knowledge gained to establish themselves and maintain focus in their endeavors.


Mrs. Adinorta Nti-Yeboah, the Human Resource Manager of AGA, praised the youth for their successful completion of the programme and encouraged them to make a positive impact in Obuasi and the wider country.

She emphasized the significance of the programme for the growth and sustainability of businesses in Obuasi, urging the participants to create their own employment opportunities, thereby expanding the business landscape in the region.


Mr. Seth Quaye, CEO of Mac Partners Training Institute, pointed out that one of the challenges faced by the job market was the shortage of skilled laborers. He extended his congratulations to AGA for partnering with them on this initiative, which provides essential training to equip youth for competitiveness in the mining sector.

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