OVER 50 youth were on Saturday, April 17, 2021, graduated from the Madina Job Centre with skills in Website Development, blogging, Graphic Design and other technology-based businesses after four weeks of intensive skills training.
The trainee youth drawn from communities within the constituency were trained free of charge after going through a pre-training registration with the Job Centre.
The Job Centre which is described as a poverty alleviation centre is established by the Member of Parliament for Madina, Francis Xavier Sosu, to help reduce the high rate of unemployment among youth in the Constituency.
The training was part of series of young entrepreneurship training sponsored by the MP, with the belief that such skills training is what required in the country of today where youths no longer get jobs after their education.
The graphic design skills training was done in collaboration with ZIMBA MEDIA AFRICA, a private media consulting company in Accra.http://madina mp launches Islam Project
In brief remarks, Hon Francis Sosu said as MP he would continue to look for opportunities that would help bring the needed development to improve the living condition of his people and charged the youth and every constituent desirous of getting a decent job to make good use of the Job Centre by enrolling on some of the skills training models available.
He commended the beneficiaries of the media model program for availing themselves of the opportunity and urged them to make good use of the skills and knowledge acquired within the short period from the centre.
Dr. Yakubu Yussif, a Medical Practitioner who doubled as Founder and Creative Director of ZIMBA MEDIA said the beneficiary students were taken through graphic designs, motion graphics and presentation skills under a computer literacy skills course.
He said over 64 youth applied but only 50 of them were shortlisted and they undergo four weeks of intensive training at the weekends on how to start their business, design logo, video presentation, among others.
The overall aim of the course, Dr. Yakubu said is part of the unemployment mitigation for the youth to get quick cash to solve their immediate needs, especially under the COVID-19 infected economy.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Madina Jobs Centre, Madam Priscilla Naa Aklerh-Plange, who explained the concept said the trainees were being exposed to entrepreneurship skills in computer literacy specializing in graphic designing, motion graphics and others that they could use in starting and expanding their businesses or apply to develop businesses of other people, thereby making a living for themselves.
The Job Centre she noted has already rolled out a number of youth empowerment programs and more are in the process and urged youths within the Madina enclave to visit the centre for their interest and enroll.
According to her, the Madina Job Centre which is currently grooming hundreds of youths after completing some of the models including Mushroom farming, mission is driven by the conviction that Ghana is in an era when every youth must think of how to be self-employed.
She reiterated that entrepreneurs with knowledge of technology are people with limitless chances because even if they have no businesses of their own, they could make other people’s businesses thrive and live on the proceeds of their expertise.
“The economy is tough for job seekers. People must think of what to do after school,”Naa Aklerh-Plange, emphasized.
The 50 beneficiaries of the technopreneur trainee received know-how on Graphic Design, Website Design & Hosting, Blogging, motion graphics and Photography of which some of them have started their own business.
The Madina Job Center is an initiative of Hon. Lawyer Francis Xavier Sosu Member of Parliament for the Madina Constituency under Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) GOAL1 and 8 of the United Nations poverty eradication initiative.
The initiative is to alleviate poverty by promoting decent work and economic growth in the Madina Constituency and beyond.
The aim is to provide human-centric solutions to promote socio-economic development in the constituency.