The Ghana Library Authority, an agency under the Ministry of Education, has partnered with Absa Bank Ghana Ltd to open applications for Ghanaians to benefit from the Bank’s e-learning platform on Work and Entrepreneurship, as part of measures to expand its digital learning opportunities for Ghanaian youth.
Participants can enroll in and be certified in four-course modules, including Money Skills, Entrepreneurial Skills, People Skills, and Work Skills, as part of the project, which aims to help 10,000 youngsters by December 2021.
“The Ghana Library Authority has been at the forefront of connecting Ghanaians to massive open online learning platforms (MOOCs platforms), which has so far benefited over 40,000 youth with skills and job opportunities after completing various courses,” said Mr. Hayford Siaw, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Library Authority, speaking at an event to launch the application in Accra.
He went on to say that the collaboration with Absa Bank Ltd is aimed at expanding the opportunity to Ghanaian youth and providing skills that will enable everyone who completes the course to be job-ready.
“Absa is one of the few corporate institutions in Ghana supporting GhLA to give lifelong learning opportunities for Ghanaian youth,” he said, expressing his thanks to Absa Bank Ghana.
“In the last ten years, Absa has put in a lot of several interventions to support our youth so they can achieve success in life because we believe as a bank that the youth are the future leaders of this economy; we have offered several scholarships to the youth within Ghana and outs,” said Nana Essilfuah Tamakloe, Director of Marketing and Corporate Relations at Absa Bank Ghana.
“In the previous five years, we’ve launched a proprietary online learning program called ReadytoWork,” says the company. Soft skills are becoming increasingly important in today’s society, and the ability to improve your soft skills is vital to the success of any young person entering the workforce or becoming an entrepreneur,” she noted.
She was also ecstatic about the partnership between Absa Bank Ghana and the Ghana Library Authority, which will provide 10,000 Ghanaians with access to this opportunity in the first cohort.
Before September 30, 2021, eligible persons aged 16 to 35 can apply online at www.library.gov.gh/readytowork.