There’s no doubt that being an entrepreneur requires extensive training in specific technical skills.
Historically, most graduates have been hired based on their skill sets and competence to perform the technical aspects of their jobs.
Today, however, the entrepreneurial ecosystem and employers are seeking people who not only have the know-how for the job but also display what they view as essential soft skills for being successful.
There’s a soft skills gap in Ghana due to several factors, including shifts in focus in the education system, technology, and stress.
Employers evaluate essential skills such as teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and professionalism—in the hiring process to ensure entrepreneurs and newly hired professionals are on a path for success.
This is the reason why a Canadian base organization known as ‘I’m Worth It Project’ is in Ghana to help young graduates and entrepreneurs with training on essentials skills.
Staff and beneficiaries of the various programmes under the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme-NEIP have been taken through vigorous essential skills training to help equip them with these skills to help shape their operations as an organization and entrepreneurs.
The training took place at the movinpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra and was attended by staff and management of NEIP and selected beneficiaries under NEIP programmes. Participants received certification of training.
I’m Worth It Project seeks to have a future collaboration with NEIP to reach out to many Ghanaian youth and entrepreneurs to help develop their essential skills.
Tammy Sherger, the Chief Executive Officer of I’m Worth It Project believes essential skills training will help develop and shape the Ghanaian youth and entrepreneurs.
She said, “few interactions with some youth reveals that Ghanaian youth have brilliant ideas and are willing to make it but most of them lack personal essential skills.
She explained the reason why she took this path to provide essential skills to many who need it.
“From my first job making $1.35 an hour, to the boardroom of a major corporation, to taking the leap as an “unlikely entrepreneur”, I spent my life working hard but never feeling quite worthy enough. After 25 years of leading, coaching and mentoring thousands of people, I has discovered that when I retrained my brain, I can unearthed my own worthiness and found real success in life” she said.
Below are shots of the training.