Ghanaian-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration holds first ever Ghana Virtual Career Fair. This was done on behalf of the German Development Cooperation in Ghana, The Ghanaian German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (GGC) together with its partners – the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Ghana (AHK Ghana) and the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR). The launch of the virtual career fair was transmitted live on the Facebook page of the GGC offered opportunity for the organisers of the fair to throw more light on what people should expect at the virtual career fair.
The live show was slotted for the 8th of July 2020 from 10 AM to 2PM and it was targeting young job-seekers in the aim to provide solutions to the state of unemployment and underemployment, improve skills base and promote entrepreneurship among the youth in Ghana. The Ghanaian government has been looking for solutions to curb youth unemployment and the fair could be the saving grace. It is mainly targeting four core areas digital skills, employ-ability, entrepreneurship, and exchange between job-seekers and industry.
Benjamin Woesten, the head of the Ghanaian –German Centre, said that he had noticed that the youth from Ghana are full of great potential and if they are given the right tools, platforms and exposure, there is so much they can do. Mr. Woesten made reference to the current coronavirus pandemic creating a hindrance to the physical meeting or event of the Fair but pointed out that it revealed an even greater opportunity for greater reach as the platform can be accessed all over Ghana no matter of how far someone is. This means that no matter where one is in Ghana, you can participate once you are connected to technology. He also encouraged all and especially job seekers and entrepreneurs, to take advantage of this virtual career fair which has so much to offer.
The Ghana Virtual Fair will feature seasoned speakers from the private sector and will give participants rare opportunity to engage with speakers through virtual workshops, panel discussions, crash curses, among others.