‘The Job,’ newly launched Television Reality Show is set to empower students in selected universities so they can get the best possible jobs after school.
Students from the University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the University of Professional Studies (UPS), Cape Coast University (UCC), University for Development Studies (UDS) and the University of Education, Winneba are eligible to be part of the initiative.
‘The Job’ House Contestants will be awarded prized internships with local and foreign companies while the winner will ‘The Job’ in addition to a cash prize.
Organisers of the competition, Dalex Finance and Leasing Company disclosed that ‘The Job” will go to all the selected university campuses to hold career counseling seminars and practical selection interview processes after which 10 candidates will be selected from each university.
“All selected candidates will participate in a one-day leadership development workshop in Accra. Twelve best performing candidates (2 from each university) will be selected to ‘The Job’ House.
Contestants will be filmed as they compete in two teams that will undertake practical business tasks in the areas of operations, sales, marketing and corporate social responsibility.
The teams and contestants will be judged based on their skills in planning, execution, teamwork and leadership by a panel of 3 judges led by an award-winning CEO.
The CEO Panel of Judges will typically eject some members of the losing team. The task and ejection process will be repeated in subsequent weeks until a winner emerges.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dalex Finance, Mr Ken Thompson noted that the number of unemployed youth in the country was growing and “a lot are also hungry for direction to be successful”.
He indicated that ‘The Job’ Reality TV Show would give the youth some training, skills and help them develop a savings habit that would help them get jobs or engage in businesses.
Prof. Joshua Alabi, a former Vice-Chancellor of the UPSA, in an address at the launch stressed that there was a gap between what the universities offered their students and what the students needed.
Mr Joe Jackson, the Director of Business Operations at Dalex Finance, the lead sponsor of the show, noted that many graduates were working outside because there were no jobs in the country.“Dalex realises that if it can help graduates get jobs, then it will have to empower the graduates to get the best possible jobs after school,” he stated.
He called on other institutions to support the show.
Source: Isaac Aidoo || The Finder