• Thu. Aug 4th, 2022

Over 150,000 youth receiving training for banking sector – Bawumia

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has unveiled some important government programs aimed at addressing the country’s young unemployment crisis.

He reiterated that the government’s purpose is to prepare graduates with the necessary skills for today’s labor market.

To this purpose, he stated that at least 150,000 young people are being trained for jobs in the banking industry alone.

On Tuesday, February 9, the Vice President addressed the Ghana Youth Congress, which was held at the Pentecost Convention Centre in Gomoa Fettteh in the Central Region.

“Some of the projects that are happening, and we are continuing stakeholder engagement for skills revitalization in numerous areas of the economy,” he said.

“For example, over the next three years, the banking sector will invest in skills development programs for at least 150,000 youngsters, while the tourist, arts, and culture sector aims to train and certify 10,000 people in specific tourism and cultural skills by 2023.”

After the financial sector’s clean-up from 2017 to 2019, which saw many people lose their employment, this will be considered as a big boost.

Some have moved on to other fields, while others have been jobless since their banks failed.

Certificates alone, according to Dr. Bawumia, may not be enough to secure job in the digital age.

“The government’s goal is to provide our graduates with the capabilities they will need in the future job market.” Today’s work market isn’t about certificates, but rather about talents.”

He admitted that there will be difficulties, but that “we will not be sidetracked.”

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