Ghana’s leading Telecommunications company, MTN Ghana,  hosted its Y’ello Career Day, today June 21 at the MTN House in Accra.

The event also marks the end of a successful three weeks of staff volunteerism across MTN’s footprint, with the mission to bridge the digital divide, and uplift the future workforce.

It brought together students from Accra High SHS, Osu Salem, Kinbu Senior High School as well as some selected students from the Company’s Internship Pool

MTN Ghana, as part of its Y’ello Career Day empowered students on the need to get acquainted with the fast changes in the ICT space.

Speaking on the empowerment of the future leaders, Mr Samuel Koranteng,  Acting Corporate Service Executive of MTN in an interview with TechVoiceAfrica indicated that, schools, institutions and government as a whole need to equip students to help prepare them for the job market.

He indicated that, without imbibing in them, ideas critical in bringing them up to speed with the digital revolution; students might not be adequately prepared to take over the job market.

According to him, “ICT is here to stay” and as such students need to make use of it in and outside to school to enable them reap its full benefit.

He also entreated heads of institutions to give students the needed ideas and facilities to adequately prepare them for evolving trends in technology.

He further encouraged students to take ICT studies more seriously and undertake research activities to further boost their knowledge.

However, MTN Ghana, in a bid to guide the youth in choosing a career path that will be relevant and impactful to society, also held various breakout sessions during the event to groom participating students in CV writing clinics, job interview preparation among others.

MTN Ghana also brought along technology partners like Ericsson and Huawei Ghana to further enlighten the students in the latest technological advances and career opportunities in the sector.

The Y’ello Career Day forms part of MTN’s 21 days Y’ello Care programme, which kicked off on June 1, 2018.

It trained 100 young people selected from deprived communities in bead making, batik production, leather works and soap making.

It also created awareness on good sanitation, where 100,000 plastic bottles harvested from the shore of James Town Beach were recycled into building and pavement blocks.

Report by: Stephanie Horsu