Monday, 17 June

YEA launches "Youth In ICT" training programme amidst AI revolution

Prince Obeng , GAR YEA director

In an era where technological advancements are rapidly transforming industries, the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) has announced the launch of its Information Communications Technology (ICT) training programme "Youth In ICT," to equip Ghanaian youth with essential digital skills. 

According to Prince Obeng; the Greater Accra Regional Director of YEA the initiative, is in partnership with Ghana Digital Centres Limited’

He said it aims to prepare the young population to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The YEA’s new programme comes at a time when Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to revolutionize various sectors, offering unprecedented opportunities for innovation and job creation. 

He noted that the agency's portal is now open for applications, inviting young Ghanaians to seize this chance to enhance their ICT capabilities and stay competitive in the global market.

"The dawn of Artificial Intelligence heralds a new era of innovation and possibility," stated Mr Obeng.

 "It's not just about keeping up; it's about embracing the future at full throttle.

 We are committed to equipping our youth with the skills needed to ride the wave of ICT opportunities", he highlighted

As the digital revolution gains momentum, the YEA is urging the public to engage in a broader conversation about leveraging AI for job creation in Ghana. 

This call to action aims to spark ideas, foster innovation, and encourage practical steps toward a more prosperous future.

The agency emphasizes the need to explore the untapped potential of AI to fuel economic growth and create job opportunities for the youth. 

By integrating AI into various industries, Ghana can pave the way for sustainable development and a more dynamic job market.

"We invite everyone to join the dialogue," Mr Obeng continued. 

"Share your thoughts, ideas, and aspirations.

 Let's turn the promise of AI into tangible opportunities for the next generation. Together, we can shape a future where every young Ghanaian has the chance to thrive in the digital age."

The "Youth In ICT" programme marks a significant step towards empowering the youth with knowledge and skills that are crucial in the digital era. 

By focusing on ICT and AI, the YEA aims to ensure that Ghana's young workforce is well-prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.

For more information on the "Youth In ICT" training programme and to submit applications, interested individuals are encouraged to visit the YEA's official website

Source: Mensah