BSP’s job-search tips giving people a better chance


BANK South Pacific in partnership with the US Embassy conducted a financial literacy training session in Port Moresby last Thursday to add value to job seekers in the city.
BSP in a statement said over 260 participants attended the free session on financial literacy training.
The session was based on “job-search tips and information” to help job seekers develop their resume and improve their chances of finding work.
The training focused on how to create and maintain a reasonable budget and how to monitor and cut costs for future savings.
“The programme was educational and informative, with certification awarded to participants,” said participant Freda Kedoga.
“The training also gives me life skills on how to practically manage money, make a budget and how to plan and save.
“These are key skills that I am able to share with women and youths that I work with in my church group.”
Cultural affairs assistant and event organiser Lazarus Towa said: “Financial literacy training will add value to the participants’ resumes, and will be beneficial to them if they wish to start up a small business and be self-reliant.
“There is much interest in more-advanced financial literacy training for small business owners and self-employed individuals.
“We’re pleased that BSP has made time to assist to deliver our first financial literacy training to participants.”
BSP conducts financial literacy training to churches, schools, community groups and villagers for free.
The workshops are delivered through all BSP branches nationwide, to teach Papua New Guinehow to manage money, save and build financial wealth.
BSP’s financial literacy courses are usually followed through with basic banking education where customers understand how to use banking products and services.
BSP started courses in 2014 and has trained more than 126,000 people, nearly half of whom were women.