Ghanaian youth asked to acquire employable skills

The Grants Manager of World Vision, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Raymond Kofi Owusu, has asked young people in the country to take advantage of the Youth Spark Project, and acquire entrepreneurial and employable skills.

According to him, the programme, a global initiative by computer giant Microsoft, which his outfit has partnered since March, 2016, sought to provide the youth with appropriate skills for the job market.

Mr. Owusu, who made the call at a forum organised for the youth from various parts of the country, in Accra, explained that the initiative, which operates on offline and online processes, engaged 20, 000 registered youth.

He explained that the offline module was used to organise fora and other programmes, to engage the youth in problem solving skills, for them to be able to start their own businesses.

Mr. Owusu said that the NGO has been engaging the youth of Ga West Municipality, Afram Plains South and Wassa East District to have access to the project.

He indicated that the online module, engages the youth via internet portal, register them and take them through programmes to enhance their business and entrepreneurial development skills.

The Country Manager of Microsoft, Derek Appiah, said the partnership with World Vision was to create employable skills for the youth.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

 

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