The technical advisor to Government on public sector reforms, Mrs. Felicia Osei Bonsu, has proposed a policy that will mandate all award winners of the “Ghana Club 100” to take on graduates for skills training.
Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the Skills Resource Network organized by Shawbell Consulting Group, Mrs Bonsu said, “this will be one of the major steps in addressing the huge graduate unemployment in the country.”
According to the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, 50% of the about 60,000 graduates from the nation’s tertiary institutions yearly will have to wait till 2014 before finding their first job. Mrs. Bonsu warned graduates who dream of jobs they do not have the requisite skills for to put a stop to that and develop themselves in their areas of expertise.
Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer of Shawbell Consulting Group, Phyllis Maria Christian has advised fresh graduates to acquire skills that will develop their potential.
According to Mrs. Christian, it is in this light that Shawbell Consulting Group provides training that will teach students to become mini consultants in their thinking and behavior and also to impact society at large.
About 50 students graduated from the Skills Resource Network Program organized by Shawbell Consulting Group.
By: Evans Effah/Citifmonline.com/Ghana