THE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND OFFERS FUNDING SUPPORT TO FIRMS AND INSTITUTIONS THAT ULTIMATELY IMPROVES GHANA'S COMPETITIVENESS IN THE GLOBAL MARKET PLACE

Some 43,000 firms and institutions have benefited from this fund, you too can!!

Your firm can contribute towards this national effort by accessing available funding to improve the productivity of your workforce through training. THE FUNDS ARE DIRECTED TOWARDS skills training that improves the productivity and competitiveness of the skilled workforce and raise the income-earning capacities of people, especially women and low-income groups, through the provision of quality-oriented, industry-focused, and competency-based training programmes and complementary services". Your Firm, Enterprise or Training Institution can benefit from the following types of training needs and activities:

  • Upgrading the skills of employees for productivity improvement and to enable employees adopt emerging new technologies
  • Enabling current employees to earn higher technical and vocational skills qualifications and incomes
  • Upgrading the skills of master crafts-persons and self-employed graduate apprentices
  • Support to develop new and innovative training product required by industry

Priority is given to enterprises engaged in agribusiness/agro-processing and sustainable energy. As a demand-driven fund, some attention will also be given to outstanding grant proposals from other sectors that demonstrate significant opportunities for productivity enhancement and extended benefits SDF is administered as a Challenge Fund, providing a demand-driven response to three critical challenges encountered by the productive sectors of Ghana: (i) an adequately qualified labour force; (ii) the urgency of providing new entrants to the labour market with gainful, employable skills; and (iii) inadequate access to new technologies and innovations. The SDF caters to the skills needs of the formal and informal sectors of the economy; it is available for continuous skills upgrading and, to a limited extent, pre- employment initiatives. Calls for the submission of proposals are announced twice a year.

You qualify to apply if you belong to any of the under listed:

  • micro, small, medium and large industries and businesses,
  • trade associations
  • public and private training institutions
  • universities and polytechnics
     

Second Call for Proposals


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