A Liberian broadcast journalist at the Renaissance Communication Incorporated Truth FM, J. Korvah Beyan, has said that for a nation to prosper it needs competent and qualified individuals that will help in its transformation process.
Beyan made these remarks when he served as a motivational speaker over the weekend at a program marking the first graduation of the Liberia Workforce Development Institute (LWDI) in Paynesville.
On Saturday, April 28, the LWDI, following a month of intensive training, graduated its first four students in the area of procurement.
He told the graduates that every institution needs qualified and competent people who will make some meaningful contribution to the growth of the institution and society in general.
According to him, nowadays people are more interested in getting qualified but not competent, adding, “competency will require you to learn those things you need at your fingertips, and when you apply for a job your employer will be able to give you a term of reference immediately.”
He said it is important to know that a career teaches the relevant skills and knowledge that will make you very marketable in society. The Truth FM director of radio also said many times in Liberia people pretend to be competent but not committed to the job; as a result, employers experience difficult times. He used the occasion to encourage Liberians to take commitment as their top priority at every institution.
“As you leave the walls of LWDI, other big institutions may need you and do your best to contribute,” he stated.
Executive Director Grace A. Agordo said LWDI was established in September 2016, to provide a range of education and training services and produce a qualified workforce for the economy.
According to her, LWDI is also aimed at building human resource capacity for sustainable productivity and economic growth. The institution also trains young Liberians in the area of early childhood education, humanitarian assistance, general construction, event management, commercial banking, among others.