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Tertiary students urged to develop soft skills

BY: Daily Graphic
Tertiary students urged to develop soft skills  (library photo)
Tertiary students urged to develop soft skills (library photo)

A caps and mentorship programme aimed at equipping students with the necessary skills to prepare them for the job market has been held at the University of Ghana, Legon, in Accra.

The event, dubbed, ‘Beyond Academics’ was aimed at training Ghanaian students and graduates in curriculum vitae(CV) and resume writing, public speaking, self-branding and other soft skills.

The managing partner of Acreaty Ghana, Mrs Elsie Appau, whose outfit organised the event, told the participants that the problem with the current situation of high graduate unemployment was not the lack of jobs only, but also the un-employability of the Ghanaian due to lack of soft skills.

Speakers

Other speakers who spoke on various topics relating to employment included Head of People and Process Outsourcing, Acreaty Ghana, Reginald Turkson,and Brands Manager of Promasidor, Magnus Dei, who both spoke on self branding and effective communication.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Appolonia City, Bright Owusu-Amofah, and author of the Career Tool Kit, Mr Senyo Ajabeng, also touched on ‘Keys to High Performance and Productivity.’


The rest are the General Manager-Human Resource, Enterprise Group, Mrs Amma Koranteng Ansah, and Mrs Naa Adorkor Cudjoe, who both made a presentation on ‘identifying and securing your dream job.’

The second day of the programme was a comprehensive and well-patronised workshop which trained students in employability and other soft skills.

The workshop brought together seasoned HR experts from Acreaty’s International offices across the globe to train and mentor students towards achieving their dreams.

Some of Ghana’s old experts expressed their readiness to be a part of this great initiative in subsequent editions.

The second edition of the programme is scheduled to take place in Kumasi next year.