Ghana: Virtual skills fair to support youth development planned for September

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The 2022 edition of the highly anticipated Virtual Skills Fair will be held on September 1, 2022.

The event hosted by Vodafone Ghana is part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to supporting the development of young people and preparing them for the future.

The 2022 edition of the one-day fair, dubbed “#LevelUp”, will feature a wide range of 10 speakers who are subject matter experts and will share their experience, knowledge and advice on specific topics.

These include Stella Agyenim Boateng, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Volta River Authority (VRA) and renowned HR professional; Paul Kofi Mante, Managing Director of Ecobank Development Corporation (EDC), expert in financial planning and investment; and Christian Boakye-Yiadom, CEO of the Pizzaman-Chickenman franchise, a successful young Ghanaian entrepreneur.

Speakers will lead sessions on critical topics such as future skills, career guidance, financial literacy and entrepreneurship, while preparing young people for the future and the job market, and helping to shape a generation young entrepreneurs.

Speaking ahead of the event, Vodafone Ghana’s Human Resources Manager, Hannah Ashiokai Akrong, expressed optimism that this year’s skills fair will have a significant impact on young people, as in the edition former.

“Last year, more than 4,000 young people participated in the Virtual Skills Fair. Participants had access to valuable information that helped shape their career decisions. They received the training, information and orientation they needed to be ready for the business world. I am confident that the 2022 edition will be no different, as we are committed to using more of our resources, expertise and technology to develop Ghana’s human capital. “

“We believe it is essential that today’s youth have an eye on the future to ensure their engagement in the digital world. As a country, we can eradicate poverty and spur progressive development by connecting young people to economic opportunities, and that starts with preparing them for the future,” she added.

She further encouraged young people in Ghana to register and participate in the virtual skills fair to hone their technology and business skills. Ashiokaii is particularly enthusiastic about leading the session on “CV and interview: what to do and what not to do?”.

Vodafone is known for its plethora of youth development programs including the Discover Programme, which trains and equips university graduates for challenging roles in the organization and the scholarship program for female engineering students which provides women pursuing STEM programs in higher education institutions with mentors, scholarships and internship programs in the organization.

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