The Ghana Commodity Exchange has signed a partnership with Role Model Africa to facilitate internship placement for hundreds of tertiary students across Ghana through the Internship Recruitment Forum.
The forum which is designed to provide students with first hand industry experience has secured placement slots in several companies in various industries across the country.
Through this programme, tertiary students in Ghana have the opportunity to receive structured training to prepare their minds and guide their attitudes to trigger the best of performance before they start their internships.
Talent Manager for Role Model Africa, Mr. Samuel Agyeman-Prempeh shares that “students enter their first work experience with such innocence and optimism which needs to be properly aligned to help them optimize the experience and translate it into career placement.”
Scheduled to take place from July 1 – 3 2020, the Internship Recruitment Forum under the theme ‘Exploring Remote Working Options’, recognises the unusual times the country and world at large are in, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 3-day forum will therefore take place virtually with day sessions on zoom and evening sessions on instagram to provide student participants varied options for their participation and learning.
The CEO for the Ghana Commodity Exchange, Dr. Kadri Alfah commends the efforts of the forum as a laudable one.
He said: “In these modern times, technology has undeniably come to play a very vital function in the transformation of the agriculture sector of every country’s economy. Information Technology plays an important role in supporting the day-to-day activities of the Ghana Commodity Exchange – from Warehousing, Trading Operations, Clearing & Settlement and Market Data Dissemination. The above-mentioned form the fulcrum of GCX, without which it cannot function.”
He noted that the existence of the commodity exchange in Ghana is the start of a conversation regarding a whole new curriculum in universities and secondary schools.
“Agriculture, which is the bedrock of Ghana’s economy, will become more attractive to the youth right from our secondary schools due to the advent of modern and technological trading systems in the area of agriculture as a result of the Commodity Exchange. This is why GCX is supporting IRF in the 2020 Role Model Africa Internship Recruitment Forum”, explained Dr. Kadri Alfah.
The Internship Recruitment Forum is sponsored by Lucozade Ghana, Allianz Insurance, Lumière Creatif, CLS Clothing, Lexta Ghana, Yes Chef and Wear Purple.
The Ghana Commodity Exchange, a regulated market that links buyers and sellers of commodities to trade by rules, is a private company limited by shares, structured as a Public Private Partnership, with the government of Ghana currently the sole shareholder.
GCX key goal is to link Ghanaian smallholder farmers to agricultural and financial markets in Ghana and across the West Africa Region to ensure Ghana farmers secure competitive prices for their commodities, as well as supply good quality commodities which meet the nutritional needs of the Ghanaian people.
About Role Model Africa
Role Model Africa is a youth employment accelerator that adopts mentoring as a strategic tool to groom young Africans for various career prospects. Its interventions such as the ‘Role Model Dialogue’, ‘Ideas Pulpit’ and ‘She Magnate’ have been effective tools in impacting the youth of Ghana largely.
Students can contact [email protected] or 0248417088 for information on how to register for free to be part of the forum.