Barclays upgrades ReadytoWork platform, introduces it to over 500 tertiary students

Barclays Bank Ghana, with a collaboration with Absa has Barclays Bank Ghana ReadytoWork e-learning platform has been upgraded. This was done in line with their transition to Absa. Absa’s new brand and digital focus have also been fully refreshed to reflect in the ReadytoWork web portal.

Barclays Bank Ghana, also indicated that its transitioning to Absa will provide enormous opportunities for the Ghanaian youth to develop their skill and improve their employment prospects.

The banks recently engaged with over 500 final year students from the University of Ghana, Presbyterian University College and Central University about their ReadytoWork service. They were also shown a new portal, designed to provide them with the possibilities in the world of work for the youth.

The new initiative by the bank, ReadytoWork is a digital curriculum initiative, set up to help the young ones till they are ready for the world of work and to empower them with the needed skills to enhance their employment or self-employment prospects.

Head of Citizenship at Barclays Ghana, Priscilla Yeboah, speaking on the new upgraded curriculum and portal at a ReadytoWork session at the University of Ghana, said “The enhancement is to improve the functionalities and enrich the modules with topics such as Emotional Intelligence and Agility, which will give users insight into these contemporary competencies employers expect from new hires”.

The programme has four modules, which is, Work, People, Money and Enterprise Skills which is to provide graduates with the necessary skills and competencies to enhance their employability competitiveness.

Mrs Yeboah indicated that, by early next year, Barclays transition to Absa will deepen its commitment towards supporting the upskilling of the Ghanaian youth.

The Ready-to-Work initiative is under the Education and Skills Development programme. The bank has also given out close to 500 tertiary scholarships under this programme since 2017.

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