Covid-19 pandemic; NBU trainees empowered to take advantage of innovative opportunities



Trainees of the No Business as Usual Project (NBU) on Thursday 2nd July 2020 dived into an impactful training on how to position themselves and take advantage of available job opportunities in the wake of the deadly covid-19 pandemic.

Consequent to how people around the world are increasingly anxious about their jobs coupled with how securing jobs for unemployed youth has become so laborious, officials of the European Union funded project (NBU) organised the training to salvage them including other youth of Asokore Mampong from the challenge.

It was Dubbed “Corporate Meet-up 5.0” and held under the theme; “THE WORLD OF WORK BEYOND COVID-19”.


The event explored the corporate world post Covid-19, the changes that the pandemic has brought forth and how youth of Asokore Mampong can take advantage of the challenges and opportunities it presents.

Speakers brought on board by officials of the project empowered participants on how they can adapt to the changes that Covid-19 presents, the transition of organizations in investing in digital solutions, use digital skills for work as an entrepreneur or an employer among others.

Gamma and Beta group trainees from the Youth Entrepreneurship and Employability ((YEEP) and youth outside the program were targets for the day’s event.

One of the speakers for the event Mrs. Rita Serwaa Krampah, Corporate Trainer channeling her words through the media said in an interview that challenges characterizing the job terrain following the invasion of the deadly Coronavirus such the folding up of companies, dismissal of employees, lack of new jobs etcetera doesn’t in anyway suggest the end of the life of the youth.

“There are so many ways to be innovative”, she encouraged.

With all the available opportunities “this is the time to be innovative and use them to our advantage…we are even more advantageous now than before”, Mrs. Rita Krampah indicated.

Other speaker was Mr. Akwasi Osei Boateng, Founder for Blancheq. He gave them a tutelage on the need for digital skills in the world of work.

The training was held at the hub of the project.

It reached more audience as officials premiered the event via the project’s social media pages.

By Enock Akonnor

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