iValley Ghana has organized a digital skills jobs fair for the young persons, unemployed and institutions in Damongo.
iValley Ghana is an innovation and business incubation hub created by a group of entrepreneurs, technology experts and economic developers based on the finding of a comprehensive feasibility study.
iValley Ghana is bridging the knowledge gap among unemployed youth to help prepare them for more advanced skills and career paths.
The hub provides business advisory, disruptive skills trainings and technical support to young persons.
The digital skills jobs fair engagement saw youth and institutions and organizations who are hiring to market their institutions and products on the 23rd November, 2022 in Damongo, Savannah Region.
The engagement offered unemployed youth the opportunity to network with organizations and colleagues and also to help them review their CV and plan their futures henceforth.
Mr. Nabile Mahama, Executive Director for iValley, said the digital skills jobs fair is to help young people meet employers face to face and to also, bring on board the newly trained young persons in digital skills and help unemployed youth know how to prepare themselves for interviews, help review CVs, network and market companies to the world.
“We have trained some people in digital skills, so we have decided to organize this job fair program to bring together not only the people we have trained but everyone else who probably have digital skills or want to go into the digital skills”
“Our target for this program has been young people who are currently unemployed or even if you have a job and you are seeking for other opportunities. Institutions, organizations and companies have been offered the opportunity to create awareness, to market and exhibit their business and what they do and also to interact with people directly with people who are currently seeking for jobs”
Adding that one of the reasons for organizing this program is because on a normal day it’s very difficult for people who are seeking for jobs to walk into an office and make enquires. On the other hand it’s usually very difficult and expensive to run advertisements seeking for qualified persons to apply for jobs, hence the need for programs such as this digital skills fair for people to network and create opportunities for themselves.
Nabil Mahama said both companies and unemployed young people have been able to network, interact and those who came along with their CVs, will get the opportunity to apply for jobs or review their CVs to meet the job demands.
Mr. Nabil also disclosed that iValley is bringing up more innovate programs to help shape young people and women as well.
“iValley, is introducing climate smart agriculture next year, agriculture is one of the main and traditional ways of livelihood overhere, and we want to see how we can use our digital skills to make agriculture more efficient.
iValley is also bringing onboard fashion designers skills training for women to cushion them prepare well for their future.
Rev. Samuel D. Mahama (Speaker of Damongo Youth Parliament and Entrepreneur), Azara Atchulo ( Savannah regional Women In Agriculture Development Director), and Bright Bentum (Agric Engineer from Damongo Agric College) led the panel discussion session of the digital skills jobs fair with Winifred Esinam as the moderator.
Speaker after speaker encouraged young people especially, women not be only job seekers but also be job creators, therefore encouraging young women to go into agriculture by learning the necessary skills, practice agriculture in their life’s which will also aid them to know the challenges in the job market.
Young persons were also advised to create content instead of concert on social media. This will help build brands for them and attract institutions and organizations to use their platforms so that they get some revenues.
Young unemployed youth should also be ready for opportunities by starting from the scratch. For example, a graduate teacher shouldn’t be idle whilst looking for public school to teach. The graduate can start teaching extra classes or get themselves engaged at some private schools to help expose themselves.
In seeking for jobs, employers mostly look for communications skill, leadership skills, branding and the ability to cope or work under pressure.
Speaking to Damongo based community radio station, PAD FM 95.1mhz, participants revealed that the program has really impacted a lot in shaping their thoughts and providing the right platform to network and create links.
Unemployed graduates seeking for jobs explained that they will add more innovations to their skills and CVs to help attract companies and institutions.
Kintampo Rural Bank, Bole Credit Union, International schools, private enterprises, government departments attended and showed case their brands at the Damongo digital skills jobs fair 2022 program.
Source: www.padfm.com.gh (PAD FM 95.1mhz)