…as 100 female STEM graduates benefit from workforce-readiness training & coaching
The Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) has partnered with KonneKt World for the express purpose of training female STEM graduates under the Ghana Power Compact Internship and Mentoring programme, as well as National Service Persons in the Energy Sector.
This is in line with MiDA’s commitment to providing training, particularly for female graduates, in skills required for entering the job market. The training programme is being delivered to 100 graduates within a two-week period, and began on Monday, March 8, 2021 – International Women’s Day, and is expected to end on Friday, March 19, 2021.
The training is focused on how these recent graduates will launch their careers in areas such as Self-Leadership and Leading others; how to conduct a job search; prepare winning Curriculum Vitae (CV) to highlight their talents; cover letters; coaching for Interviews and building professional networks for job opportunities, as well as entrepreneurship – highlighting the entire process of creating a start-up business from an idea to developing a business plan to look for funding.
“We are happy about this partnership with KonneKt World, which is consistent with our objective of supporting female students in STEM fields to gain practical skills relevant for the job market in the energy sector, build their confidence, and improve their coping skills to deal with the stereotypes and negative attitudes about women in STEM; as well as strengthen networking for employment opportunities,” said a statement from the leadership of MiDA.
Phyllis Kuenyehia, the CEO of KonneKt World and a Human Capital and Workforce Development Strategist, said these young female STEM graduates, through KonneKt, have found the right power source to push them to the ultimate in their careers. She believes: “The power of a woman lies strongly in her connection to the right power source, one that empowers her to explore all existing opportunities for growth”.
Geraldine Mensah-Dartey, a Data Scientist, Career Transformation Strategist, and a storyteller is the lead trainer for the programme. She told the participants and sponsors: “My goal is to give people real, tangible examples and tools, through storytelling, which can make immediate impacts in their hearts, minds and, ultimately, careers – no matter where they are on their journey”.
The Ghana Power Compact Internship and Mentoring Programme (GPCIMP) is for young women in tertiary institutions, Technical, Vocational, Education and Training (TVET) offering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses to have relevant information, knowledge and support to make career choices.
About KonneKt World
KonneKt World is a global, professional, mentoring and coaching platform with personalised programmes which seek to develop its fellows in their educational journeys, career development and management, emotional/psychological well-being and relationship building.
What’s unique about KonneKt is that we hold your hand through your most difficult challenges and deepest fears. We help you develop unique strategies which can turn your challenges into tools that yield extraordinary results in any area of your life.
The KonneKt Mentoring programme, dubbed the KonneKt Xperience, is designed to help its mentees expand their knowledge and skills, gain valuable advice from a more experienced person, and build their professional networks.
The KonneKt Xperience focuses on five (5) interest areas:
- Emotional Wellbeing
From navigating through your educational or academic goals, career-path choice, skills development, advice on working in a changing environment, establishing a balanced emotional wellbeing to managing professional and personal relationships, your KonneKt Mentor will guide you, answer your questions and share practical strategies for success.
“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” – John C. Crosby