One of the most important issues confronting youth in Ghana today is decent and productive employment. Across the globe, inadequate skills and economic crisis has had a dramatic impact on the challenges facing young people seeking jobs. However in recent times there is a renewed commitment on the part of Government as well as development organisations to address youth unemployment as a means to intensifying the fight against extreme poverty, achieving the SDGs, and more importantly, meeting equity and development goals. This has led to an increasing demand for relevant information on how labour markets operate, especially in the context of addressing youth unemployment challenges.
The British Council in partnership with Barclays Bank provided skills development training programme worth GH¢295,000 to over 5,000 recent graduates and entrepreneurs over the past three years. The partnership with Barclays bank is not only ground-breaking but also an example of the commitment in addressing youth employability and skills shortages in the country.
The event will be held under the theme “building capacity for young people; the right approach to solving unemployment in Ghana” … The theme is timely as it forms the core of British Council’s work in Ghana and also Barclays’ commitment to making life easier for its communities by investing in skills and personal development as well as networking opportunities for young people which they believe is a sure way to helping the next generation secure a brighter future.