Vodafone Ghana is set to host the 2022 edition of its much-anticipated Virtual Skills Fair on 1st September, 2022.
The event, which was a huge success the previous year, is a part of the organization’s ongoing dedication to assisting young people in developing and becoming ready for the future.
The event tagged “#LevelUp” in 2022 will include a fantastic line-up of ten speakers who are subject-matter experts and will impart their expertise, knowledge, and guidance on particular themes.
Paul Kofi Mante, Managing Director of Ecobank Development Corporation (EDC), a specialist in financial planning and investment, Stella Agyenim Boateng, Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Volta River Authority (VRA), and Christian Boakye-Yiadom, CEO of the Pizzaman-Chickenman franchise, are among them.
The speakers will facilitate workshops on important subjects such future skills, career counseling, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship in order to prepare the youth for the future and the labor market and to foster a generation of young entrepreneurs.
The Director of Human Resources at Vodafone Ghana, Hannah Ashiokai Akrong, expressed optimism about the event’s prospects of having a similar positive effect on young people this year as it did last year.
“Last year, we had over 4,000 youth taking part in the Virtual Skills Fair. Participants had access to valuable information that helped shape their career decisions. They got the training, information, and direction they needed to be ready for the business world. I am confident that the 2022 edition will be no different, as we are committed to utilising more of our resources, expertise, and technology to develop Ghana’s human capital.”
“We believe it is essential for today’s youth to have an eye on the future to guarantee their involvement in the digital world. As a country, we can eliminate poverty and drive progressive development by connecting the youth to economic opportunities, and it starts by preparing them for the future,” she added.
She further encouraged the youth in Ghana to register and take part in the Virtual Skills Fair to sharpen their technology and business skills. Ashiokai is especially excited to lead the session on “CVs and Interviewing: What And What Not To Do”.
Vodafone is known for its several youth development programmes, including the ‘’Discover Programme’’, which trains and prepares university graduates for demanding roles in the organization.
Other programs include the Female Engineering Students Scholarship Program, which offers mentors, scholarships, and internship opportunities in the organization to women pursuing STEM degrees in tertiary institutions.
Details about the event and registration will be made available on Vodafone Ghana’s social media platforms @Vodafone Ghana on Facebook and Twitter.