The University of Professional Studies, Accra, (UPSA) has launched a partnership programme with Self Search Ghana Limited, the representative of American Certification Institute (ACI) to hold professional certification courses.
The professional certification courses would cover areas of Marketing, Human Resource, International Negotiation and International Management and Six Sigma Courses. Mrs Joyce Sika Twum, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Self Search Ghana Ltd, speaking at a day’s seminar on professional certification courses, said the package was ideal for persons seeking to add international prestige and recognition to their areas of study.
She said it would empower professionals to seek promotion in their jobs and advance their career by providing them with advanced sophistication to distinguish them as internally-certified professionals. She said the vision of Self Search Ghana Limited was to become a Pacesetter and Market Leader in the Provision of Quality People Development and Career Planning Solutions for students, job seekers and special adults throughout the life span.
Mrs Twum said Self Search Ghana’s offer’s Cutting-Edge Career Solutions characterized by Personalized and Value-added Customer Service in a Well-Resourced and Technologically-Advanced Environment with staff, customer and supplier focus.
Mr Benjamin Osafo, the Head of Business Development Centre, UPSA, said the certification programmes were designed to impact professional competence.
He said the courses were being held on weekends, and that it would require six weekends to complete a programme.
He said pursuing such courses would enhance professional competence and open new doors for better job opportunities.
Mr Jaison Matthews of the ACI, who addressed the seminar via Skype from Toronto, Canada, said professionals with ACI Certification would be recognised by international corporate entities.He said ACI had established relationships with other professional organizations throughout the world such as Self Search Ghana to support candidates for ACI certification programmes.
Mr Matthew, who has 35 certificates to his credit, said the ACI provides training, testing, and certification issuance for a number of important business-related programmes, and does training for certifications issued by the International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute and other professional institutes.