Organisers of the Ghana Virtual Career Fair 2020 are confident that the career fair will provide participants with unmatched opportunities and prepare them for their next career opportunity in these difficult times.
According to the Head of the Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (GGC), Benjamin Woesten, the line-up of expert speakers who have demonstrated excellence in their respective areas is testament to our commitment in ensuring that individuals either looking for jobs or looking to grow their respective careers are rightly mentored, especially in this uncertain time.
Benjamin Woesten noted that: “Currently, it is advisable to learn from people who have made it and continue to make it in their respective chosen fields. The Ghana Virtual Career Fair 2020 provides jobseekers and budding entrepreneurs with direct access to those experts and their views and experiences”.
The fair – the first of its kind in Ghana – will be headlined by seasoned speakers including Dr. Esi Ansah, who is billed to give the keynote address. Each of the three thematic areas – digital and technology, entrepreneurship, employability – have speakers lined up to speak on different aspects of the respective area. Above all, “Participants will have the opportunity to directly engage with several companies having vacancies on offer,” Mr. Woesten added.
Speakers and facilitators include Akua Ofori-Asumadu, National Project Manager of the International Labour Organisation in Ghana; Dr. Michael Blank of the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana; Grace Kafui Adorsu, Head of Recruitment at Amalitech Ghana; Richmond Carlos Out of DHL Ghana; Yao Agbogan of Allianz Insurance Ghana; Emelia Ainooson of Brandason; Nana Kwame Wiredu of the Institute of Development Finance; Atto Ulzen-Appiah of Ghana Think Foundation; and Kwame Osei Tutu of GetINNOtized.
Being hosted on the Hubilo platform, the speakers will deconstruct issues around the future of the labour market and the future of work through panel discussions, interviews, presentations, Q&A sessions, trainings and crash courses.
The event comes off tomorrow, July 8, from 10am to 3pm and is organised by the GGC in partnership with the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana (AHK Ghana), and funded by the German Cooperation through GIZ in Ghana.
Anchored on its three pillars of Career Guidance, Employment Promotion and Reintegration Support services, the GGC offers employment promotion services to job seekers in Ghana and counsels its clients on socio-economic prospects in Ghana.
The Centre targets local populations and returning migrants alike. Its services include individual counselling, profiling, soft skills trainings, career guidance advice, psycho-social support, referral into vocational and entrepreneurship trainings and start-up support (trainings, equipment, and business registration) among others.
Since its inception in December 2017, the Centre has counselled more than 12,000 individuals, offered more than 13,000 employment promotion measures, and facilitated more than 1,000 persons into employment or supported in setting up a business.