Matthew A Gomez holds certificate in Management from University of The Gambia. He brings with him more than 27 years of working experience in office administration, human resource management and development, as well as training and consultancy since 2014 as Business Development Service Adviser (BDSA) and Export Business Development Service Adviser (EBDSA) for both Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) or small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) through The Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency GIEPA (under Ministry of Trade and Industry) for his contribution towards national workforce development to date.
In 2009 he left his job as a Project Manager for Foundation for the Fight Against Social Exclusion and Poverty Alleviation (FOFASEPA).
Then a new initiative by forming MCO to support and promote the education, social welfare and development of the poor, needy orphans, disadvantaged and vulnerable children in the communities and schools in The Gambia.
He developed functional road maps for standards, skills and assessment plans for about; more than 30 different businesses institutions and industries which led to him earning rich experience in HR, in a useful & systematic framework.
Matthew also received training (Advanced Certificate in Training & Assessment in Business Management); Employability Skills; Creative development; Community & Social Services (Senior BDSA); and Early Childhood Care & Education. Till date, he is still actively involved in such consultancy work, which makes him one of the very few individuals with expertise in the full spectrum of the competency framework. Matthew also helps other organisations from different groups in adopting and implementing the Frameworks for MCO, including developing training programs and assessment plans, and providing coaching to new entrepreneurs develop competency in business, trainers and assessors who come from a variety of occupations such as teachers, Business owners, trainers and training administrators (SMT).
Currently working as volunteer and; Director for MCO a Gambian registered charity supporting the disadvantaged and underprivileged in The Gambia.