Barclays Bank Ghana, part of the Absa Group, has organised an engagement session for over 350 tertiary students and unemployed graduates in the Sunyani Municipality to empower them with the appropriate skills for a smooth transition into the world of work.
The session which took place at the Sunyani Technical University, covered the four modules of the Bank’s flagship ReadytoWork programme namely Work, People, Money and Entrepreneurial Skills.
The participants, mainly from, the Enactus Clubs at Catholic University College, the University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani Technical University and a cross-section of unemployed youth were taken through topics such as CV writing, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, teamwork, leadership among others.
The ‘Ready to Work’ programme is the bank’s flagship digital learning curriculum initiative that helps to prepare young people for the transition from school to the world of work.
It empowers young people with the skills they need to enhance their employability and self-employment prospects. The programme offers a certificate after completion of the curriculum.
Speaking at the programme, Mrs Priscilla Yeboah, Head of Citizenship at Barclays Ghana said, the ‘Ready to Work’ programme, which is under the Education & Skills Development pillar of the bank, is in line with the bank’s strategy of “playing a shaping role in society”.
The programme aims at providing the youth with skills and capabilities they need to find meaningful employment or start successful business ventures.
“Absa has invested and continues to invest in the development of the youth across Africa, including Ghana, through the Absa Scholarships and ReadytoWork programmes.” Mrs Priscilla Yeboah stated.
The Regional ‘Ready to Work’ is the part of the bank’s plan to reach out to the youth in all the regions across the country.