By: Francis Owusu – Ansah
The Y&S Professional Institute has trained about 30 youth in Ahafo-Mim on digital jobs.
The training programme forms part of the Komseko programimplemented by the GhanaThink Foundation, and supported by Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT)
About 30 trainees graduated with skills in digital marketing, the role of social media, search engine optimization (SEO), social media marketing tools, staying safe online, marketing design basics, and others.
During the seven weeks of intensive training and practical work, the sessions were held online and face to face.
Topics treated during the training included, content management, mapping your business on google maps, creating Instagram pages and monetization, Facebook creation and page monetization, and SEO and SEM managing, including a certificate of recognition as a graduate participant.
Participants were also given GHc300 cash each as a trainee allowance, covering their costs incurred in participating in the program and to also use for some business expenses.
In an interview with some participants, they expressed their sincere gratitude to GhanaThink for the initiative and Y&S Professional Institute for hosting the seven weeks of training.
“I am a university graduate with no job. I participated in the Digital Jobs training which gave me exposure and advanced details on how to market my business online, creating social media pages, and monetization. I have also received GHc300.00 to cater for some expenses during the training period. Currently, I have decided to manage people’s pages on social media at a low cost. I am forever grateful for this exposure”, one of the participants said.
CEO of Rejoice FM, Mr. Eric Derrick, commended the CEO of Y&S Professional Institute, Mr. Yayah Sarkodie, for helping to bring such a program to Ahafo and also advised the youth to take advantage of the program.
He also thanked the GhanaThink Foundation for implementing this Komseko program.
To empower and train many youth, especially women, in Ahafo Region, the second cohort registration for the interested applicants is ongoing.
About Y&S Professional Institute
Y&S Professional Institute aims at creating people’s awareness of Technology, Digital Skills, and Entrepreneurship.
The institute also seeks to provide young people with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to encourage technology and entrepreneurial success in a variety of settings.
GhanaThink Foundation is a social enterprise that mobilizes and organizes talent for the primary benefit of Ghana. Its vision is to build a critical mass of young patriotic, passionate, positive, proactive, progressive, and productive people in Ghana.