Youth within the Asokore Mampong Municipality enrolled unto the Youth Entrepreneurship and Employability Programme (YEEP) under the No Business as Usual Project (NBU) have been carried through a day’s training on how to take right decisions in their search for a successful career.
It was an antidote to the weakness of most youth who are unable to opt for right choices available regarding the selection of internships and jobs that suit their interest and skills.
Reasons as identified by the Training Coordinator for the Project Shaibu Fuseini in a statement are that; skills set, values and personality of the youth seeking a career is crucial to making the right decision towards a successful career instead of only focusing on jobs with attractive remunerations.
“They fail to take into consideration the impact their work would have on people and the community as a whole. Making a good decision on one’s Career is dependent on knowing options available, learning about the opportunities that exist and the jobs that interest that particular youth”, he explain in an official statement.
The training was held at the hub of the project which is located within the Municipality by executives of the SOS Children’s Villages- Kumasi project dubbed No Business as Usual on 23rd July 2020 under the theme; “MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION TOWARDS A SUCCESSUFL CAREER”.
As part of training strategies of implementers of the European Union funded Project, speakers including Kojo Addo Agyekum (Human Resource Manager –Golden Bean Hotel) and Mrs. Vera Obeng (Founder- Vera Obeng Photography) were brought on board to build the capacity of participants.
They gave them (participants) tutelage on “Making the right choice towards successful career” and “Bridging the gender gap in career choices” respectively.
Achieved objectives were; the provision of a forum for participants which earned them a deeper insight in making the right career choices and an equipped knowledge on how to nurture their future career.
In a interview, Mrs. Vera Obeng advised that though youth are surrounded and guided by the principles of their religion, they should make sure they don’t go against their conscience during the selection of a career or intern.
Speaking at the event on bridging the gender gap in career choices, she stated point blank that she personally doesn’t believe in the philosophical adage that “what men can do women can also do better”. She explained that “This is a personal thing. I don’t believe in that. I believe that all of us are unique in our own way with our own strength”. She again schooled participants that the fact that they are men or women doesn’t make them less of a person.
She encouraged them to embrace entrepreneurship and again underlined that they can still be effective and productive without going contrary to their religious believes. “Everybody can do everything without ones gender”, she said.
By Enock Akonnor; Editor-in-Chief