An insurance firm, Hollard Ghana has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the University of Cape Coast (UCC) to prepare students for the job market.
The agreement will enable UCC students' post-academic success as part of its Hollard X Academia programme.
The comprehensive Hollard X Academia initiative will enable a better future for students through; Hollard's Streetwise Finance, mentoring, engagement, and resource sharing programmes aimed at providing back to the society.
The partnership will last for three years, after which it will be re-assessed for impact and continuation.
Corporate social investment
At a brief ceremony on campus, the Managing Director (MD) of Hollard Insurance, Daniel Boi Addo, said the partnership was part of the insurance firm's corporate social investment effort.
"It is our pleasure to embark on this relationship with the fondly named, University of Competitive Choice. UCC is the third public university added to our partner schools under our Hollard x Academia initiative. We look forward to the impact working with the school will enable for its students.
"Being an entrepreneurial-minded business, we at Hollard believe in enabling our community to create better futures. To this end, Hollard X Academia has five advanced modules, including the Hollard Prize, Hollard Scholar Program, Hollard Streetwise Finance Engagement, Hollard Corporate Experience, and annual Thought leadership events. Through this partnership, we are confident UCC students will be well-equipped for the future of work," he added.
Mr Addo said the country's favourite insurance group was proud to begin the partnership with UCC by supporting innovation.
"We're kickstarting our partnership by supporting UCC foster innovation and design thinking amongst students. Working with the School of Entrepreneurship and University management, we've been amazed at their effort to make education functional and future-ready.
“Therefore, we needed to sponsor a space where students and their mentors could brainstorm and apply innovative thinking. The outdooring of the Hollard Mentorship Space is a testament to our promise to support UCC's exceptional and sustainable growth,” he said.
The Vice-Chancellor of UCC, Prof Johnson Nyarko Boampong said: "We are delighted to be part of this partnership. We believe that this MOU is not just a one-off.
“We know our students will benefit from the initiative starting with the Hollard Mentoring Space at our new Design Thinking and Innovation Hub.
“We are confident that through the Hollard x Academia initiative, our students will receive the right corporate guidance to become efficient corporate and entrepreneurial leaders in the future."