The Chief Executive Officer of the I Am Worth It Project (IAWIP) has asserted that Ghana’s education system lacks the provision of some essential skills needed for the current job market.

Madam Tammy Sherger who is also an Entrepreneur, Author and TEDx Speaker, said a study by the World Bank and International Labour Organization (ILO) found that Ghanaian youth, even those with higher qualifications, lack skills required by employers.

She listed cognitive, interpersonal and self-leadership skills as some of the skills the Ghanaian youth lack adding that her entity confirmed findings of the study during training workshops organized for personnel of some public institutions.

In view of this, her firm is developing a partnership with the Government of Ghana to launch a program to address Ghana’s worsening unemployment rate.

I Am Worth It Project (IAWIP), through its programme dubbed, ‘Ghana Essential Skills Initiative (GESI)’
would provide soft skills training for the youth to inculcate cognitive and socio-behavioral skills.

The Success Degree™️ Programme will be established under GESI to ensure Ghanaian youth are trained in critical thinking, emotional intelligence, teamwork, effective communication and people management to help them adapt and satisfy the job demands in the twenty-first century.

Madam Tammy Sherger, emphasized that mindset, beliefs and attitudes, personal development, and self-esteem are key elements in becoming successful.

She detailed that research findings have stated that 85% of a person’s success comes from their expertise in essential soft skills and mindset development, “which are not included in the country’s educational curriculum”.

She treated topics such as mindset development, engaged leadership, time management, the change maker, action taking, solution thinking and teamwork.

The President of the National Service Personnel Association (NASPA), Emmanuel Wit Duncan Agbogah, indicated that the training was an eye opener adding the leadership would ensure all service personnel participate in the training.

“The training made us to recognize the challenges with leadership & employee communication, learn how to take back control of their time, understand how to bring people on board with their ideas, recognize the power of focus on achievement of goals, learn a method to reset false beliefs that prevent many people and organizations from rising to their greatest potential”
 
The Executive Director of the National Service Scheme, Osei Assibey Antwi, entreated the participants
to put into practice the skills provided to them since it would help them succeed in their life endeavors.

He recounted how the IAWIP training contributed to improved productivity in his institution after management and directors took part in a similar training aimed at equipping them to work towards achieving the new mission statement, thus “Deployment for Employment”.