Kumasi Youth empowered for Green and Digital Transition

Technology Kumasi Youth empowered for Green and Digital Transition

Executives of Whizzy Business and Tech Solutions have hightened measures towards preparing Ghanaian youth for the fast advancing green and digital future.

They have organised a day's training in Kumasi for a cross-section of youth and equipped them with skills required to thrive in the wake of the twin transition (Digital and Green Economy).

The training which was held in partnership with Ramseyer Vocational Technical Institute formed part of a project called GreenVETAfrica, an Erasmus+ project, funded by the European Commission.

It was also held to mark the global celebration of ErasmusDays, a six-day (9th-14th October) event, spreading information across the world about experiences and lessons learnt in education, training, youth and sports projects that are part of the Erasmus+ programme.

During the training, facilitators schooled participants on AI-powered tools eg. ChatGPT, using AI tools to provide services for people, the need to upskill themselves to be able to utilize the tools to unlock potentials in the digital era, Green Economy; a pathway to sustainable posterity.

In his presentation, Samuel Aboagye- one of the facilitators and the Managing Lead for Whizzy Business and Tech Solutions announced that 44% of workers' core skills are expected to change in the next years and that re-skilling is one of the keys needed to make one efficient on the job in this digital age.

As most jobs are declining in the wake of AI and technology, he said people need to learn technological skills as a preparation for the digital economy.

He admonished participants to "embrace AI's potential adaptability and seize the opportunities of tomorrow's dynamic world".

Considering the limitless potential of AI, Samuel Aboagye critiqued goverments of Africa for not taking advantage of technology.

He said as most youth are inclined to access the internet, governments can invest in that area, and make it an employment avenue where the high rate of unemployed youth can make money for themselves.

Speaking on Green Economy at the training, Spencer Tweneboah Korankye Founder of Mpact Lane disclosed in his presentation that 2-years ago statistics, climate change is an increasing threat to the growth of Africa and that Africa contributes 3% to global emissions, yet the most vulnerable.

One of the participants, Victoria Adewuyi- a Medical Science student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology applauded executives of Whizzy Business and Tech Solutions for the training.

She said the youth of Africa have much to learn "considering how far we are as Africa".

"Building our capacity for the twin transition is highly relevant", she added.

Enock Akonnor
Enock Akonnor

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