AngloGold Ashanti, in parternship with Rotary Club of Obuasi, has organized a maiden career guidance and awareness outreach program for National Service (NSS) personnel and Nation Builders Corp (NABCO) trainees in the region.
The program, dubbed “Exploring Alternative Career Path for a Sustainable Future,” came off on Thursday May 27, 2021 at the Assembly hall of the Obuasi Senior High Technical School.
Addressing the participants, Mr. Emmanuel Baidoo, Senior Manager, Sustainability at Obuasi Mines mentioned that the collaboration was good because it corroborates efforts by the mines in youth development.
He revealed that at AngloGold Ashanti, human capital development is an integral part of the business strategy, adding that development interventions targeting the youth have been designed and are being implemented at both group and site levels.
On her part, Mrs. Wosiela Bobie, Senior Manager, Human Resource also at Obuasi Mines spoke extensively on employable skills and interpersonal relations.
She encouraged participants to deliberately work on themselves to nurture the right human skills whiles expanding their scope in search for employment opportunities.
Among the speakers was the General Manager of the Business Resource Center in Obuasi, Mr. Jonathan Hammond, who encouraged the youth to consider entrepreneurship since it is a risk worth taking. He took participants through demands of business registration as required in Ghana.
Digital skills and personal branding were highlighted by Mr. Godfrey Mwachande, Managing Director, Tri-Pump LTD.
Last but not the least, Rotarian Joe-Steve Annan, Senior Manager, Occupational Health and Safety, Obuasi Mines advised participants to be truthful to themselves, ensure goodwill and fairness to all concerned.
The collaboration was however deemed timely as the month of May on the calendar of Rotary worldwide is for youth service and it is to ensure that young people get the right information that will enable them to make the right choices.