Absa Bank Ghana has gone into partnership with the University of Ghana Career and Counselling Centre (UGCCC) to provide online learnings for all final year undergraduate students through the bank’s ReadyToWork e-learning programme.
The partnership which is in line with Absa Bank Ghana’s Education and Skills Development programme under its Force for Good agenda will see students of the university have access to the bank’s ReadyToWork online platform as they remain home due to the coronavirus.
The ReadyToWork programme is a flagship initiative by Absa Bank Ghana, helping to prepare young people to transition from school to the world of work.
The platform also equips young people with the needed skills to enhance their employment or self-employment prospects.
The ReadyToWork platform has been upgraded to enhance students learning experience as they go through the four modules of the programme namely Work, People, Money, and Entrepreneurial Skills.
Touching on the partnership, the Marketing and Corporate Relations Director at Absa Bank Ghana, Nana Essilfuah Boison said:
“This partnership with the University of Ghana Career and Counselling Centre will enable students to acquire soft skills needed to effectively transition from education into the world of work. We believe that this support will guide students in every step of their way as they get ready for work-life, especially during a period like this when they are home and have some time on their hands.”
Also, acting Director of the University of Ghana Career and Counselling Centre, Rev. Dr Bridget Ben-Naimah said:
“In the growing age of unemployment in our country coupled with the current pandemic experienced by the world it is important for students to build their soft skills for the world of work whiles they stay at home. That’s why the Careers and Counselling Centre of the University of Ghana is pleased to partner with Absa on the ReadyToWork programme,” he said.
“The Centre has collaborated with Absa in previous years and we have seen how effectively the programme has helped our students. “We, therefore, encourage students to sign up for the ReadyToWork programme in their numbers. We are highly grateful to Absa for their dedication to this laudable project,” Dr Bridget Ben-Naimah added.
With the platform, students can sign up to www.readytowork.absa.africa to register with students given free data upon completing the learning modules within one month.
The ReadytoWork is an online soft skills programme developed by Absa to prepare the youth for the work environment and it captures topics such as Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Emotional Intelligence, Agility, CV Writing, Financial Literacy, and Team Work.