Youth and graduate unemployment in Ghana is a ticking time bomb. Many young people cannot find sustainable jobs after graduating from tertiary institutions. According to a recent report by the Statistics, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana, only 10 per cent of these graduates find jobs after the first year of graduation.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the unemployment challenge as several companies folded up while others downsized. It is on the back of this that the Ghana Technology Lab is working with Ho Node Hub to recruit and train 30 graduates in the Volta Region in web development.
At the end of the six weeks, the trainees would have the opportunity to pitch their tech-based ideas to a panel of judges at a startup summit. The best two ideas would join an incubation program after the training session. The rest of the trainees would be placed with tech firms for an internship program.
We believe the program would equip the graduates with the skills and experiences they need to begin a career in the digital economy post COVID.
Interested persons can register here or call 0545101172 for more details. Ladies are highly encouraged to sign up.
The National Web development training is a Ghana Technology Lab Base Program which is part of the MasterCard Foundation – Young Africa Work’s Pathway to Sustainable Employment (PaSE) Project.