To complement government’s efforts at finding lasting solutions to youth unemployment, the Confucius Institute (CI), University of Cape Coast (UCC) has held the 2023 Job Fair aimed at linking graduates of UCC to Chinese enterprises for possible employment.
At a symposium to herald the Job Fair, the Chinese Director of CI-UCC, Prof. Ou Yamei, told students and jobseekers to take advantage of the opportunity provided by the Job Fair to land gainful jobs.
Various Chinese business tycoons in Ghana took turns to address the participants on job opportunities within their firms.
Ghanaian employees working with Chinese business magnates were also available to take details of students and jobseekers for possible vacant positions in their companies.
She said CI-UCC was committed to empowering young people to contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic and sustainable development of the nation through sustainable jobs.
The Ghana Director of CI-UCC, Prof. Ismael Mensah, in his address, stressed the importance of the programme and noted that it offered a platform for job seekers to acquire the needed skills necessary for enhancing employability and creativity in the fast-transforming employment space.
Chinese Director of CI-UCC, Prof. Ou Yamei (front row-4th from left) and Ghana Director, CI-UCC, Prof. Ishmael Mensah (front row- 4th from right) in a group photo with some Chinese Business Owners and employees
Giving credence to Chinese President Xi Jinping's mantra "We are building a community with a shared future for mankind," he said Ghana and China should grow together in job creation.
Prof. Mensah expressed optimism that the fair would be organized annually, to the benefit of job hunters in the country.
The Provost of the College of Humanities and Legal Studies, Prof. Kwame Osei Kwarteng, who chaired the event, said that unemployment had become a national concern and governments all over the world were beginning to recognise that, hence, the innovative step by CI-UCC would help reduce unemployment in Ghana.
He said linking job seekers to potential Chinese employers was critical to the socio-economic development of Ghana.
Prof. Kwarteng encouraged students to acquire the needed skills to fit into the job market.
Source: Documentation and Information Section-UCC