GhLA, Absa Bank Train Youth For Job Market


Priscilla Yeboah- Head of Citizenship, Absa Bank Ghana

THE GHANA Library Authority (GhLA), in partnership with Absa Bank Ghana, has organised a workshop to train the youth in skills required for the job market.

The workshop, which took place at the Koforidua Technical University (KTU) in the Eastern Region, introduced the participants to Absa’s digital skills platform ‘ReadytoWork’.

The platform is a hub for a diversity of courses which have been designed to train the youth with relevant skills and equip them for the future workplace.

The nationwide exercise falls within the strategic objectives of the GhLA to connect the youth to appropriate and empowering learning solutions through technology.

It also aligns with Absa Bank’s citizenship agenda to create societal value through youth education and skills development.

GhLA Eastern Regional Director, Evans Korletey- Tene, said GhLA has entered into strategic partnerships with many stakeholders to provide learning opportunities for the youth.

He indicated that there was a vast gap between academia and the job market hence the need for such training to help graduates perform well when they get to the world of work.

Head of Citizenship, Absa Bank Ghana, Priscilla Yeboah, guided the participants through the four-course modules.

“It has four basic modules which include work skills, people skills, money skills, and entrepreneurial skills, and participants would be assessed and awarded a certificate after each course module,” she explained.

She opined that the ‘ReadytoWork’ programme, started five years ago, has impacted over 250,000 youth across Africa.

Head of Department for Secretariat and Management Studies, KTU, Dr. Eugene Kwakye, advised the participants to take the E-Learning programme seriously to enhance their employable skills.

The Ghana Library Authority has over the years been connecting Ghanaians to open online learning platforms (MOOCs platforms) which have benefited over 43,000 and created several job opportunities.

Earlier this year, the two institutions undertook a similar workshop in Winneba.

Participants are expected to be between the ages of 16 and 35. Also, the ReadytoWork digital app can be accessed on Google Play store or App store.



The participants at the event


BY Jamila Akweley Okertchiri