Absa Bank Ghana ReadyToWork Initiative held a session to equip 300 students of Pentecost University in Accra with foundational soft skills to empower the students in preparation for the world of work. Participating students received training in the four modules of the ReadyToWork program, which included CV writing, interviewing the right way, managing finances, starting a business and emotional intelligence among others.

In remarks made at the event, Head of Citizenship at Absa Bank Ghana Mrs. Priscilla Yeboah said the ReadyToWork session affirmed Absa Bank Ghana’s commitment to play an influencing role in society through education and skills development for youth.

“We believe that this program will guide the youth in every step of the way, as they get ready for world of work. It is important for us as a business to empower our youth, who are the future workforce with the necessary skills needed to achieve economic empowerment, development and growth.”

Mrs. Priscilla Yeboah | Head of Citizenship at Absa Bank Ghana

Rev. Nelson Adu, Acting Dean of Students of Pentecost University underlined the importance of students who were leaving universities to build their soft skills for the world of work. “That is why the [Pentecost] University is grateful to partner with Absa Ghana on the ReadyToWork program,” Rev Adu added.

The Absa ReadyToWork program is a free online platform that equips students and graduates with the required soft skills needed to make a smooth transition from school into the job market. The ReadytoWork platform also helps students to hone the necessary skills and competencies that enhance their competitiveness and productivity in the job market. The program is consistent with Absa Bank Ghana’s citizenship strategy, which aims to provide young people with access to the skills and opportunities they need to find meaningful employment or start successful business ventures.