Liberia: GVL partners with Building Markets to equip locals with skills sought by companies, supply chains

Author: New Dawn (Liberia), Published on: 4 September 2015

GVL, Building Markets forge partnership', 4 Sep 2015: Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) and Building Markets have partnered to provide occupational skills training to citizens in Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties…Building Markets is providing training to local residents to equip them to take advantage of employment opportunities with GVL…extractive firms and [other] large companies, or within these companies’ supply chains…[T]he training partnership initially will include…programs for media personnel and carpenters…Building Markets implements these programs as part of its...Supplier Diversity Project (SDP)…[which] aims to decrease the potential for violence in communities where extractive firms operate by providing skills necessary to integrate small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and individuals into extractive supply chains. The organization creates jobs and sustains peace by working across sectors with…companies…government[s], UN agencies and international organizations, to support local businesses, build and strengthen local supply chains, and ensure monies spent in Liberia stay in Liberia…GVL expects to…create a vibrant and substantial new economic sector for Liberians…

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