A student undergoing a speed interview session

DTI Organizes Career Fair To Link Students To Career Opportunities


Aug. 18, 2022, 3:33 p.m.

The Design and Technology Institute's Career fair program to aid learners in familiarizing themselves with career opportunities has come to a successful end.

The event forms part of DTI's aim to bridge the gap between academia and industry and ensure the students' employability after their programme. It allowed learners to network with potential employers to gain insights into internship and employment opportunities directly from the representatives of the participating companies.

Learners took part in speed interviews and networking sessions to test their technical and professional skills as part of transitioning into work.

Since its inception, the institute has proven its resolve to change the narrative for excellent TVET education in Africa. It is committed to providing the best education attainable anywhere in the world.

Speaking at the event, Ms. Constance Swaniker, Founder and CEO of DTI, remarked, "At DTI, we believe that it is critical to prepare and equip our learners with the necessary employability skills to succeed in the workplace."

"Ensuring that learners are employed or start their businesses after completing their studies remains DTI's top priority. We are excited to use an event like this to connect our learners with recruiters to facilitate internship and employment opportunities," she further stated.

According to the Institute of Statistics, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), only 10% of graduates find jobs after their first year of completing their tertiary education. This raises questions over the impact of the various interventions instituted by the government and institutions to address the situation.

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Interacting with the learners, Akua Bema Asante, Assistant Registrar at the University of Professional Studies, who was the special guest, spoke on the relevance of soft skills in the world of work and advised them to reinvent themselves to add value to their professional careers continuously. He believes this will go a long way to guarantee that they become successful professionals in their chosen fields.

"You must constantly pursue new and innovative ways to refreshen your knowledge and skills to keep up with the rapidly changing world of work. The world is constantly changing, and you must adapt to meet the changing demands of consumers and industry," he added.

The Industry and Workplace Coordinator at DTI, Mr. Mubarik Ahmed, reiterated the importance of academia collaborating with the industry. "While the fair provides an opportunity for corporate Ghana to engage with DTI, it also helps the institute understand the opportunities and challenges within the corporate workplace."

"The fair has not only provided a platform for companies to engage with students on various career development levels but has also been an opportunity for them to get to know the learners beyond their CV and academic qualifications," he concluded.

The two-day event brought together approximately 29 top-tier companies from various industries, including agriculture, information technology, manufacturing, and oil & gas. The companies that participated in the fair expressed their excitement for the event and commended DTI for providing a forum for learners to learn about career opportunities and the requirements for professional success.

Some learners from DDTI'sInnovation hub also had the chance to display the prototype products they have developed as part of the fair.


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