On the 26th of May 2021, 250 Form 1 and 3 students of the West African Senior High School (WASS) benefited from a Career Counseling Forum organized by the Madina Job Center in collaboration with 3GC Incorporated.
The Objectives of the Career Counseling Forum was to guide students in managing aspirations in career decision making taking into consideration one’s strengths, careers in demand and community activism.
The forum informed students about labor markets, main aspects of decision making and strategies to gaining work experience whiles in school. The Forum saw questions from students being answered by experts on the panel. Of all questions asked, the most asked revolved around students being eager to know how to combine personal career aspirations with expectations from parents. Responses from the panel guided students to remain in the shadow of parental guidance whiles researching in collaboration with parents on the advantages and disadvantages of career options in both suggested areas. Students were encouraged to take on internships and career learning opportunities in aspired career options so as to be better informed about realities in that aspired career choice.
Upon evaluation of the forum a partnership is being fostered with the school to support the career learning experience of students in skill related courses including Agriculture (fish farming), Catering, Fashion Design, General Arts and Science, just to mention a few.
The Office of the Member of Parliament, Hon. Francis-Xavier Sosu (Esq) is working to support career development of youth in the constituency.
The implementation team of the project acknowledges the entire administration especially Dr. Mrs Shine Ofori, the HeadMistress of the West African Senior High School, who showed great love and compassion for her students , an epitome of great leadership.
The forum was implemented with 8 panelists from 3G INC led by Michelle Clark Ceres, a Life and Career Coach, Cofounder of WorldCeres Incorporated, an International Consultancy focused on business development, soft skills training and Career Coaching.
Michele is also creator and host of Global Advocate Career Podcast. Michele’s international affairs spans over 20years of progressively responsible positions in the New York City Council, Executive Chamber – State of New York and for the US Department of State. She has held the positions of Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief Protocol with the Principality of Andorra to the United States and of the United States Mission to the United Nations respectively.
3GC Inc is a social enterprise working to initiate, promote and increase international service learning opportunities for all students of color working with Hampton University, Clark Atlanta University, Loyola University Chicago and Howard University.
The Madina Job Center, an initiative of the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Madina Constituency is a Social Enterprise working to alleviate all forms of poverty by promoting education, decent work and economic growth (SDG 1 & 8). We work to provide capacity building, internships, vocational training and job acquisition opportunities for youth in the constituency and have supported 750 youth in 4 months of operation. We are poised to do more.
Written by Mrs. Priscilla Naa Aklerh Plange