ICT Skills Training For The Unemployed And Students Organized

The Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (GGC), in partnership with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, has launched a flagship programme – ICT Skills Training for students and job seekers – to equip job seekers and students with job-ready transferrable ICT skills.

This is intended to support their employability prospects and promote employment creation opportunities for the youth in the tech space.

Targeted at job seeking graduates, tertiary students and Senior High School students who have a passion for ICT, the sessions would be held in Accra, Koforidua, Ho, Takoradi and Cape Coast from July to October, 2020.

The training, which will be provided for free, will require interested participants to pre-register virtual as each session will only accommodate 35 people.

Participants will have the option of choosing to participate in any of the cities.

The training package includes a minimum of 12 hours of hand-on training in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, social media and general Internet usage. Participants will receive training manuals and certificates of participation after the training.

Prospective participants are required to have completed tertiary or secondary school, must have an interest in ICT, must reside in the cities they choose and must have a reliable laptop.

Senior National Programme Coordinator for Programme Migration and Development at the GGC, David Tette, reiterated the growing significance of ICT.

Anchored on its three pillars – career guidance, employment promotion and reintegration support services – the GGC offers employment promotion services to job seekers in Ghana and counsels its clients on socioeconomic opportunities in Ghana.

Since its establishment in December 2017, the centre has counseled more than 12,000 individuals, offered more than 13,000 employment promotion measures and supported more than 1,000 persons into employment or supported in setting up a business.

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