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Congratulations to the following 14 candidates who have completed Essential Business Skills course. The Candidates were sponsored by ABMA Skills and Agency for Scientific Research and Training (ASRT).

  1. Chanju Mwase
  2. Charity Msokera
  3. Dorothy Chisusu
  4. Gaffar Phiri
  5. Harold Kapangazina
  6. Jacqueline Kumbani
  7. Joseph George
  8. Linda Mkandawire
  9. Monalisa Katopola
  10. Mphatso Mbewe
  11. Ndaona Tsabola
  12. Phalyce Kamanga
  13. Sam Lingwalanya
  14. Sungeni Maloya

The 14 candidates comprised interns from the government Internship program and ASRT interns and enumerators. Candidates from ASRT were identified through a selection process that consisted of submitting letters of motivation to attend the course and an internal competitive process. Those from the Ministry of Labour, Skills and Innovations were submitted from the office of the Director of Planning. Candidates are from varying backgrounds including Global Affairs, Nursing and Midwifery, Biotechnology, Social Science as well as Business Administration.

Essential Business Skills is an accredited short course created by ABMA Skills in the UK and delivered locally in Malawi by ASRT. It is a course that focuses on building confidence and mastering skills that are vital for both at personal and professional endeavours.  Skills such as teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking and presenting are often overlooked but this course will provide you with real life situations, allowing you to learn and develop skills that will continually benefit you.

ABMA Skills is part of ABMA Education, an awarding body based in the UK. It is renowned for its diploma qualifications that have been offered successfully in Malawi for over 20 years. ABMA Skills focus is to create short courses that provide candidates with workplace skill sets that make them stand out and kick start their career or grasp new exciting career opportunities as well as provide continuous professional development if already in employment.

ASRT is a local consulting firm based in Lilongwe. It provides services in three main areas across all sectors; that of Program Implementation, Research and Capacity Building. ASRT Associates have demonstrable combined knowledge and experience from years of running programs, conducting research, and involvement in management at senior level coupled with extensive experience in training.

The feedback from the course has been exceptional with candidate’s quotes:

“This is a very important course because it will help the learner to build confidence, become more productive, learn to resolve conflict and motivate themselves and others.”

Candidate 1

“It is a very good course which has helped me to reflect on my weaknesses and help me to achieve personal goals.”

Candidate 2

“The skills have improved my ability to solve problems, think, make decision and my ability to present.”

Candidate 3

“It was very participatory and interactive in a sense that I was fully engaged in the learning process.”

Candidate 4

“The skills from this course have enhanced my skills in planning and goal setting and time management. I have also built my confidence in the areas of presentations, decision making, critical thinking. So basically, am not afraid anymore for more challenging jobs.”

Candidate 5

Essential Business Skills is available for in house training through ASRT. Should you wish for your employees to enhance their skills to help grow your business or should you personally be interested in developing your skills set, please contact:

Georgina Williams ABMA Skills: georgina.williams@abmaskills.com