About 50 young persons have undergone various mentorship programmes to prepare them adequately for the job market.
The programme organised by the Adventist English Assembly of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church, Adenta in Accra, provided participants with relevant tips on acceptable practices at workplaces, among other practical skills to enable them excel in their endeavours.
Under the auspices of the Sabbath School Department and the Youth Ministry of the church, the seminar modelled processes of employment, including the conduct of mini aptitude tests and simulated interview sessions to build participants.
A Life Coach and Counsellor, Dr Pascal Brenya, who led the session, emphasised the need for young people to upgrade their knowledge and skills to fit into the competitive market.
He noted that young people must spend time on productive ventures and also remain patient, as they strove for success in their various careers.
According to Dr Brenya, the job market had become competitive hence the need for the youth to develop themselves and “stand out from the others.”
“When you are adequately prepared, opportunities will come your way, and nobody will take you for granted,” he observed.
The counsellor further called on the church to continue to empower young people, adding that “those who already have jobs should support the unemployed.”
“You don’t need excess wealth to be able to touch the lives of people. You need to impact the lives of people with the little you have,” he urged.
Kwame Asare Bediako, Youth Coordinator of the Adenta SDA Church, said their leadership would continue to prepare the youth for opportunities which might come their way.
Meanwhile, topics such as how to remain confident, writing a good resume, positive workplace conduct, among others were also dealt with at the seminar.