Five thousand youth are to be employed with the official roll out of the Ghana Job Bank Initiative.
The programme has two modules – Business Incubator and Smart Youth Programme – which will offer training in software engineering, digital skills, cyber security and open data platform to the youth free of charge.
Founder of the Ghana Job bank, Richard Ofori-Atta told Starr Business the youth will not have to depend on government for jobs with this initiative.
“We will mentor and train the Youth through digital marketing and we have also secured the franchise that we will also train the youth through network marketing so that they can put the product on their open data platform that we are going to train them to build.
“They can even sit in their bedroom and make money and they don’t have to depend on government for any job. We are looking at employing up to about five thousand Youth by the end of the year,” Mr. Ofori-Atta said.
The initiative, which was founded by Richard Ofori-Atta, an entrepreneur and co-founder, Godwin Attiga, an inventor and Cyber Security Analyst based in USA, seeks to provide entrepreneurial skills and provide an opportunity for internship.
The programme, which would be launched in May this year, has two modules, including Business Incubator and Smart Youth Programme, that would offer training in software engineering, digital skills, cybersecurity programme and open data platform to the youth free of charge.
The beneficiaries would have an internship or hands-on training in USA and United Arab Emirates, which would improve their competencies and employable skills.