Tag: Education


Academic Outfitters: using our collective expertise to outfit vocational training, career mentorship & access to employment opportunities

Who are Academic Outfitters?

We are a team of individuals based in the UK and Ghana who are committed to using our collective expertise, knowledge, networks and experience to provide mentorship to aspiring Ghanaian youth today, so they are among the best in tomorrow’s workforce. We are called Academic Outfitters because we remain convinced that academic achievement should be ‘outfitted’ with a package of vocational training, career mentorship and access to employment opportunities. We have teamed up with individuals from key diaspora organisations such as Star 100, FOG and 1st Step Ghana in order to realise this goal.

 

What do we do?

Our aim is to facilitate access to professional mentorship of aspiring Ghanaian youth today, so they are among the best in tomorrow’s workforce.  In order to do this, we deliver contextually relevant professional mentorship programmes to cohorts of Ghanaian university students and recent graduates both remotely and face to face, on an annual basis.

 

We will deliver a two day workshop in October 2018 and it will be entitled ‘What Does My Employer Want From Me?’ Our workshop will aim to introduce students to the essential skills and expected behaviours from young professionals wishing to launch and build a successful career, from the perspective of local employers and industry experts.

 

Our Engagement Survey

In order to deliver a workshop that is as relevant to the Ghanaian job market as possible, we are asking employers and industry experts, to complete a brief engagement  questionnaire to help us identify the most important issues and topics they feel will need to be addressed the most during the event. We will use the information gathered from the survey to not only inform the event, but use it to tailor the content of our future programme activity.

This is why Academic Outfitters needs your help! If you are an employer (Chief Executive, Director, President), recruiter or hold a management position in any company in Ghana we need you to lend us your views about student and graduate employability in Ghana. The  5 minute survey can be found when you click here. You can also find out more information my contacting us at info@academicoutfitters.com, or by connecting with us on Twitter: @outfitters_ngo.

Our intern, receiving a token of thanks.

The First Ghana Education Debate- providing answers for a better educational system

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The 2015 Future of Ghana pioneers present the online debate…

Ghana is a nation on the lips of many across the globe as it comes to light that education statistics from an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report show our nation to be failing in its ability to maintain an average level of maths and science ability for students. Ghana was listed as the worst performing nation. Details of the world education statistics were published ahead of the World Education Forum which took place from 19th- 22nd May 2015 in Korea.

The link to the report can be found below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-32608772

This issue isn’t one to be taken lightly and that is especially the case for a group of young influential Ghanaians worldwide who have come together to effect change for the better. We present to you the Ghana Education Debate 2015 from the  Future of Ghana 2015 pioneers, highlighting the key issues in this report and seeking to find solutions to solve this crisis.

The debate will be held on Friday 29th May 2015 at 3pm GMT and will feature panellists from different regions of the education sector worldwide including the youth affected by these stats, educators and more.  The confirmed panellists are Golda Addo, Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, P.K Dickson, Rosalin Abigail Kyere-Nartey and Ken Donkoh . The Debate will be moderated by Elorm Billy Awittor of the Ghana Educators Network.

Taking place online via twitter and Google Hangout on Air, the debate is open to all as the issue of Ghana’s future is spread out on the table. #FutureofGhana and #GhEduDebate are the hashtags to follow this Friday for twitter participation, with the opportunity for people to submit their thoughts and questions in advance and the top 10 action points will be presented to the Ministry of Education in Ghana.

The time for change in Ghana is now. Join the conversation this Friday as Ghana’s future turns a new leaf.

For Further Information

Press features and Info re online debate:  Aba Abekah-Mensah – aba_star@hotmail.com,  Prince Boadu – bprince103@yahoo.com , Lorraine Wright – Lorraine.wright@yahoo.co.uk   and  Kofi Yeboah – emeritus2011@gmail.com

Director of Communications Me Firi Ghana: Ben Anim-Antwi, bantwi@mefirighana.com

 

Future of Ghana (@FutureofGH)