ACIPP Sierra Leone is establishing a CV and Cover letter training programme in partnership with educational institutions to facilitate the integration of graduates into the job market. We found that the lack of skills and knowledge in crafting comprehensive, professional looking CV’s and Cover letters to be a major stepping stone for youths trying to integrate into the job market. Simon Tsike-Sossah, ACIPP West Africa’s executive director, started these workshops in partnership with the Government Technical Institute in Kissy in November 2012. The workshops were met with a lot of interest, with over 250 Students attending the first workshop. For interested students, follow-up trainings were provided to ensure the sustainability of the new skills acquired.
We are currently looking for new partner institutions in Freetown and the Western Area and are planning to expand this programme to other parts of the country later this year. As soon as we have new dates for workshops available, we will publish them on this site!