Odebrecht partners KNUST to organise career fair

March 14, 2017
Source: thebftonline.com/Ghana
Odebrecht partners KNUST to organise career fair

Odebrecht Ghana has partnered the College of Engineering of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Technology’s (KNUST) Annual Career Fair. The Fair which hosted several thousands of students especially those pursing disciplines in engineering, took place at the KNUST College of Engineering Hall, in Kumasi.

Marcus Vianna, Finance and Administrative Manager of Odebrecht Ghana emphasized: “Odebrecht Ghana continues to invest in the human resource base of this country by supporting important educational activities like this one.

Odebrecht Ghana has many career-building opportunities for students and they are in the form of internships and Young Partners programmes specially designed to help students gradually transform in professionals with technical competencies that match international standards.”

Mr. Vianna delivered a presentation that described major projects Odebrecht completed across the world and the impact they are making in the lives of millions of people and in the preservation of the environment. Participants were impressed at the magnitude of projects and scope of their successes.

The Provost of the College of Engineering, Prof. Mark Adom-Asamoah, in his remarks, thanked Odebrecht Ghana for the continued support to the College and the deliberate investment in enhancing the capacity of students of the University.

He called on other corporate organisations to emulate the company and requested that Odebrecht Ghana extends opportunities for on-the-field trainings for young lecturers of the College.

Ransford Agyemang, of the hundreds of excited university students that visited the Odebrecht Ghana Booth at the Fair manned by Vanessa Ashun and Vanessa Amaral Lobato, said: “I am highly impressed by the magnitude of Odebrecht’s successful projects across the world and the use of state-of-the-art technology. Odebrecht Ghana is a place I would like to work, because I am sure I will be trained and empowered to work with international standards.”

Mr. Danilo Trinchao, in charge of People and Finance at Odebrecht Ghana concluded: “OdebrechtGhana is focused on encouraging and motivating students, including females, to learn and overcome challenges, and to pursue careers in the engineering field, making them valuable addition to the national human resource base and helping them launch out on a professional career path with international standards”.

Odebrecht has presence in 21countries, including Ghana. The company hasdiversified business activities and a decentralized structure and does business in the fields of engineering and construction, industry, and in the development and operation of infrastructure and energy projects, creating integrated and innovative solutions that serve both its clients and communities where it operates.