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Job seekers advised to acquire employable skills

. Job seekers have been
advised to develop their ability to solve problems and contribute to
organisational growth instead of relying on the certificates they had acquired.

Mr Alex Frimpong, Chief Executive Officer of
the Ghana Employers Association (GEA), who gave the advice, urged prospective
employees to acquire the practical know-how, in relation to their particular
fields of expertise, to make them productive in organisational building.

Mr Frimpong was speaking in Accra, at a day’s
seminar to sensitise employees on getting the requisite skills for their
organisations.

The seminar was organised by the GEA, and was
attended by a cross section of employers in the country.

He said in the current world, ICT skills, good
communication skills, being a good team-worker and having good problem solving
abilities, placed one in very good standing as a prospective employee.

Mr Frimpong said for organisations to get the
results from their employees, there was the need to ensure, that they had the
requisite skills to contribute towards the growth.

He said global development was mainly being
fuelled by science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

He said it was highly important for
institutions of learning in the country to pay close attention to “these
areas”.

Mr Frimpong observed that countries that
failed to pay attention to science and technology risked lagging behind in
global development.

Dr. William Baah–Boateng of the Department of
Economics, University of Ghana-Legon, said the National Service Secretariat,
should match up personnel to institutions that provided services in their area
of study in order to prevent potential skill loss.

He also urged companies to design efficient
internship policies, to give opportunities to students who studied in the
fields required by firms in the labour market.

 

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