With the vision of connecting every Ghanaian to knowledge resources,the Ghana Library Authority, the nation’s agency responsible for the promotion of life-long learning, has signed a partnership with Commonwealth of Learning (CoL) to roll out online learning for skills acquisition in Ghana.
The project named READ2SKILL- Google Edition would be offering 3000 scholarships to Ghanaians a year for three years, 1,500 scholarships twice within every year for three years.
The training sponsored by Google and the Commonwealth of Learning will be delivered through the Coursera Massive Open Online Course Platform.
The course is aimed at helping Ghanaian job seekers who need immediate skills to regain employment, individuals who have lost their jobs or are on the verge of losing their job learn new skills and upgrade themselves, also to help improve on individuals’ income through acquiring new skill sets and lastly to help people start their own businesses.
Speaking at the launch in Accra, Hayford Siaw, the CEO of the Ghana Library Authority, emphasised the need for increased skills training of young people in Ghana to be competitive on the job market.
“Last year, we supported over 6,000 Ghanaians to complete and gain certifications from universities around the world through MOOCs platforms”, he recounted.
The Google Career Certificates are designed to be a flexible online training to put Learners on the fast track to jobs in high-growth fields.
In providing more details, Mr. Siaw said, “successful applicants can choose from four selected high-growth fields to study. They include; IT Support, Data Analytics, Project Management and UX Design.
“Learners are expected to commit 10 hours per week over six months in some of the fields”.
No level of experience is required to enrol in the program, you have the liberty to complete the course at your own pace, this opportunity stands to give you a competitive edge over other job seekers and it enriches the your CV with a google credential.
The program is tuition free, and will equip you with tangible skills like project management, you also receive mentorship support, and certification for undertaking the course.
The value of the scholarship to Ghana is over $2.8 million.
To apply, visit https://www.library.gov.gh/read2skillgoogleedition/.
The deadline is March 16, 2021.