KNUST Leads Employment Drive; Career Fair Bridges Education and Industry Gap

In an ambitious effort to address high unemployment rates among graduates, the Career Services Centre at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) hosted an extensive career fair. The initiative aimed to bridge the gap between education and the job market, offering students valuable networking opportunities with leading employers.

The fair allowed students to interact with top companies and industry experts, tailoring social connections relevant to their fields of study. With over 85,000 students enrolled, KNUST provides a vast pool of talent with diverse professional qualifications eager to enter the workforce.

However, the limited number of industries presents significant challenges for these aspiring professionals. Director of the Career Services Centre at KNUST, Mrs. Selina Angmor, highlighted the event’s importance.

“This fair serves as a critical platform for students to explore various career paths, secure internships, and find job placements. Our goal is to equip students with the necessary resources and opportunities to help them reach their full potential, enhance their entrepreneurial skills, and remain competitive on a global scale,” she said.

The 2024 career fair showcased opportunities for networking and mentorship, bringing together industry leaders and business champions. Vice Chancellor of KNUST, Prof. Akosua Rita Dickson, praised the Career Services Centre for organizing a transformative event for students.

“I extend my gratitude to the executives and representatives of all participating companies. I urge all students to engage with as many employers and recruiters as possible.

The connections you make today could shape your future careers. Thanks to the Career Centre Services team and our sponsors for making this event possible,” she stated.

Dean of Student Affairs, Prof. Wilson Agyari, reaffirmed KNUST’s commitment to developing skilled and industrious graduates. “As businesses evolve, it is crucial for students to gain relevant experiences and insights.

This event aims to provide such opportunities, ensuring our students acquire skills directly from industry professionals,” he noted. The career fair, organized in collaboration with GCB Bank, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation Foundation (GNPC), Development Fount, GRASAG KNUST, and the SRC, featured a wide array of companies and organizations.

HR Risk and Operations Manager of GCB Bank, Peter Bosrotsi, emphasized the institution’s dedication to cultivating future business leaders. “We are planning for the next 70 years, and we believe some of you here today will become integral parts of GCB’s future.

Our participation in this fair reflects our commitment to identifying and nurturing talent. We aim to prepare future leaders, and we hope our next Managing Director is among you,” he said.