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Ghana: Guinness Breweries PLC introduces Learning for Life Program to promote inclusion

In collaboration with the Youth Employment Agency, the Ghana Tourism Authority, and the Diageo Bar Academy, Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC has introduced the Learning for Life program. This initiative focuses on equipping individuals with essential business and hospitality skills, aiming to empower them for employment opportunities in the hospitality sector.

The partnership with key stakeholders underscores Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC’s dedication to fostering inclusion and diversity in Ghana’s hospitality industry. By launching the Learning for Life program, the company takes a significant step toward fulfilling this commitment and making a positive impact on the workforce.

Speaking at the launch event, Managing Director,  Felicite Nson, expressed the company’s dedication to contributing to a more inclusive and sustainable world.

With a legacy spanning over 64 years, Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC recognises the responsibility it holds toward the communities it serves, extending beyond the production of beverages to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusivity.

“Championing Inclusion and Diversity is a major part of our operations, and we believe the most inclusive and diverse culture reflects our consumer base and makes for a better business and world.

“Our Learning for Life program aligns with our commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talents while fostering an inclusive culture.”

Diageo’s Learning for Life program is tailored to equip individuals with essential business and hospitality skills, with a particular focus on those seeking opportunities in the hospitality industry. It serves as a platform to empower individuals who may have encountered obstacles in securing employment.

The program’s core objective is to level the playing field by offering equitable access to skills and resources. Through this initiative, Diageo aims to bolster employability, uplift livelihoods, and contribute to the overall growth and vitality of the hospitality sector.

Guinness Ghana Breweries PLC ‘s launch of Learning for Life in Ghana signifies its dedication to advancing the growth and inclusivity of the hospitality industry within the country.

“Our partnership with key government and industry stakeholders underscores our commitment to driving positive change and creating opportunities for members of our society,” Nson emphasized.

Speaking to the media, Sylvia Owusu-Ankomah, Corporate Relations Director of Guinness Ghana revealed the Learning for Life modules include Bar Skills​, Business & Life Skills, Inclusion & Diversity​, Negotiation, Interview and Media Skills which will be delivered to participants with the Diageo Bar Academy. 

In line with its dedication to gender inclusivity, Learning for Life implements strategies to diminish obstacles for women. These include flexible training schedules and online alternatives. Moreover, the program prioritizes inclusive recruitment, training content, and venue accessibility, reinforcing its steadfast commitment to diversity.

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