GJA, Career and Counselling Centre of UG to mark Career Week

Mr Affail Monney

Mr Affail Monney

The Career and Counselling Centre of the University of Ghana has collaborated with the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to mark this year’s Career Week, which commenced yesterday and ends on March 2.

A statement issued by GJA President, Mr Affail Monney in Accra yesterday said the event, on the theme “Creativity: An Indispensable Tool in the 21st Century,” was aimed at harnessing talents and potential for the job market.

The event, which started in 2013, seeks to link prospective employers to students who could eventually become their employees, National Service persons or interns and offers students the platform to showcase their skill sets in competitions and talks, it added.

Activities for the week include the Industry Academia Forum for management of the university and key industry players to debate the topic in a round table discussion, Standing Out in the Industry that involves resource persons including Patrick Otieku-Boadu, motivational speaker and Odeliah Ntiamoah, journalist, Corporate Icon and the Who Says We are Not Creative Challenge.

The statement said the career fair would enable registered companies get the chance to hunt for new talent to fill their human resource needs and provide the platform to engage faculty and students on how students could be prepared and relevant to the world of work.

Total Petroleum Ghana Limited, Barclays Ghana, Access Bank Ghana, Beige Academy, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Hollard Insurance Ghana Limited, Tullow Ghana Limited are some of the companies expected to take part in the exhibition, it added.

The statement further encouraged all members of GJA and the public to get involved in the fair to network and build up their capabilities.

By Times Reporter


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