This past Wednesday, we visited Emmanuel from NIIT Job Factory. Nana Ekua, our esteemed host, and I got to know about how Job Factory is training Ghanaian youth in technology-related courses. The JobFactory Bootcamp was designed to meet the demands of the current generation of students and working professionals. These courses are delivered in a practical way to give the student tangible skills they can use to develop technology immediately and be able to talk through a job interview and gain meaningful employment.
Emmanuel came from a family of instructors, as his father taught driving. Emmanuel saw the value of a practical education and learning a skill. He is now driving this initiative to present these highly coveted abilities that employers are looking for. For now, they are 100% online to reduce risk during this time of Covid, but they will expand to an instructor-led system and different sectors in the future.
The courses are small bites of focused skills in tech and the cost is a flat 50 GHS for the course and a certificate. Very affordable for a skill and a certificate that a potential employee can bring to the interview.
We wish Job Factory and NIIT all the success and we feel sure that this initiative will bring the unemployment rate here in Ghana down and bring purpose and pride to the Ghanaian youth.
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