Youth Action: Digital Jobs Africa

This Rockefeller Foundation project- Digital Jobs Africa has an overall objective of helping disadvantaged and (minimally skilled) unskilled young men and women, move from unemployment into employment through relevant skills development training. This is in line with the Ghana Shared Growth Development Agenda, in which human development; productivity and employment are key thematic areas.

The training will include ICT skills, communication skills, customer relations, intercultural working, time management, self-management and other relevant soft skills. Participants will be provided an opportunity for face-to-face training, guided on-the-job training, facilitated peer-to-peer learning and some professional mentoring in a state of the art training facility.

The programme is targeted at providing 1000 high potential but disadvantaged young people with IT and soft skills training relevant for digital jobs and connecting them to relevant job opportunities. 

Course Areas

  • Introduction to ICT  
  • Understanding of the IT industry
  • Call Centre Technology, Terminology, Structure
  • E-Publishing
  • Communication skills
  • Customer relations
  • Time management
  • Self -Management
  • Global and intercultural working

 

Eligibility Guidelines

To qualify, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be citizens of Ghana
  • Must be between 18- 30 years
  • Must be only Senior,Technical or Vocational High School graduates
  • Must be currently unemployed
  • Ability to communicate and be instructed in English
  • Available to commit to a full month of training

NB: Please note that applicants with university degree or its equivalent are not eligible.

 

Benefits of Participating in training

Training offers unique opportunity to participants to acquire the following:

  • ICT skills for digital jobs
  • Practical skills for the modern workplace
  • Links to careers in IT
  • Introduction to Digital Entrepreneurship 

 

Duration of the Course and Cost Involved

Each course will be for duration of one month and successful applicants will be certified upon completion. The training is absolutely free once participants are selected

 

How to apply

Applicants should please read the requirements of the application form before they apply.

Kindly click here to apply

Deadline for this cohort of application is 30September 2016

For further enquiries contact the British Council on 0302610090/0302610118

 

E-mail: digitaljobsafrica@gh.britishcouncil.org