Rotary Club of Obuasi District 9102 in partnership with AngloGold Ashanti (A.G.A) Obuasi mine has organized career guidance and awareness outreach seminar for Nabco trainees, National service personnel’s and students in a Obuasi as a practical approach to youth startups.
The Executive Secretary of Rotary Club Obuasi, Kwame Annor, in an interview opined that, the seminar is part of the approach in creating alternative means of employment for the Youth in a sustainable manner.
Speaking from the side of entrepreneurship, he said the Club in partnership with A. G. A and Obuasi Business Resource Center is educating and equipping the youth to rise to a next level in the world of business.
“Our objective is to make sure within 3 years we can create self-employed youths in Obuasi “ he added.
“We want to shape them with employable skills, right attitude to get employed and be self-employed“
Addressing at the career guidance and Awareness outreach themed “Exploring Alternative Career Path for a Sustainable Future”, senior Manager Sustainability AngloGold Ashanti, Emmanuel Baidoo described the event as a step in the right direction because effective career guidance and awareness could not be neglected as the nation strives to enhance the knowledge and understanding of the youth and especially persons in their ‘critical time-space,’
He explicated that, at A. G. A human capital development formed an integral part and is one of the company’s core business strategies. Herefrom, the management will continue to implement deliberate interventions targeting the Youth to equip them with skills to make them vibrant to the economy.
Citing examples of human capital been an integral part in A. G. A. development, he said the Mine has implemented the future leaders’ mentorship program to enhance the development of emerging talent pools.
Adding to the future leaders mentorship program is the graduate traineeship program designed to strategically equip graduates with the required job experience to compete successfully in the job market.
Manager for Obuasi Business Resource Center, Jonathan Hammond advised the Youth to clasp entrepreneurial training to equip them with the needed skills and expertise in starting their business.
President of the Obuasi National Service Personnel Association, Godfred Bonnah thanked A. G. A and the Rotary club for coming to their aid to equip and shape them with the relevant skills as their critical time approaches.
He, therefore, thanked his colleagues for coming in their numbers and participated in the seminar.
The program, the first of its kind in Obuasi, had as resource persons some self-made entrepreneurs and other successful professionals, who took turns to inspire the participants to strive for excellence in their career development and chosen fields of endeavor.