To enable it deliver on its mission of reducing the rate of unemployment on the
continent by grooming young talent to be change agents who would transform
their society, the Africa Internship Academy (AIA) has partnered with the
National Service Scheme to hold Capacity Building Workshops for all prospective
National Service Personnel across the country. The program which is currently
underway seeks to equip 50,000 National Service Persons across the country with
the following skills:
●Improved skills in transforming complex information into concise formats,
●Including visual designs.
●Developed soft and professional skills valuable toward career employability.
●Been prepared to be global citizens dedicated to social responsibility.
●Expanded their social and professional network.
●Had the opportunity to implement theoretical knowledge in a practical and
They will also be able to:
●Identify opportunities based on their strengths and weaknesses
●draw up a practical game plan for themselves
According to Emmanuel Leslie Addae the Africa Regional Research & Strategy
Manager of AIA “this program is part of extending AIA’s reach beyond its flagship
monthly Internships which exposes and equips young people with skills to excel in
work and life. He explained that AIA had just graduated it’s forth Cohort and was
preparing for the 5th”.
Leslie said that AIA was Africa’s first youth-employment accelerator program that
trains students and graduates to gain entrepreneurial and employable skills for the
job market. He further stated that AIA’s programs help candidates launch their
careers by giving them intensive employable skills and also partnering with
businesses/institutions to develop or enhance their diversity recruitment and
Capacity Workshops have so far been held in the following Wa, Bolgatanga,
Tamale, Sekondi-Takoradi and Cape-Coast.
Mr. Addae speaking from his current station at the Sunyani Workshop said that he
was excited by the turnout so far. He said cities left to cover were Kumasi,
Koforidua, Ho and Accra.
Emmanuel expressed gratitude to sponsors for this event: Google Ghana, Ecobank
Ghana, Herbalife Ghana, Pisen Ghana and ACCA.
Mr. Addae has invited companies and organisations who see the value in nurturing
and mentoring the vision, talents and ideas of young people to come on board
and sponsor AIA’s initiatives. “We will naturally pursue our goals on the strength
of our own resources, skills and initiative. But we know that we will be more
successful when we do this in partnership with the world.” He said.
To follow happenings in the various regions kindly visit @followaia on twitter,
Facebook and Instagram to keep updated. For more information on the ongoing
Capacity Workshops kindly visit http://www.africainternshipacademy.com.
Africa Internship Academy
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