Attachment Ghana Limited (AGL), a company that provides internship opportunities to students, both locally and internationally is set to change the phase of internship in the country.
It has initiated programmes that will adequately equip interns while they prepare for the job market.
The company is poised on ensuring students gain the best experience in organisations where they are post them to.
Excelling at attachments increases a person’s chance of excelling on the job market to change the phase of internship.
In an interview with The Ghanaian Times ahead of the launch of the Attachment Ghana Academic Internship Programme, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Obed Nikoi Djanie stated that the initiative which comes at no cost would amongst others, afford students opportunities to gain firsthand experience with cultural institutions.
According to Mr Djanie, all students, who are posted to AGL for placement at various organisations for their internship programmes will be given a certificate by AGL and other souvenirs.
He advised students to make determination and hard work, their hallmark since the right attitude to work attracts success.
Describing the current rate of unemployment in the country as heartbreaking, Mr Djanie challenged students to be entrepreneurially minded to disabuse their minds of going to school with the sole aim of working for someone.
“Students, nowadays, are only interested in white colour jobs which are bad signs for success.
“Wealth and a high majority of jobs are created by small businesses, started by entrepreneurially minded individuals, many of whom go on to create big businesses,” he said
Mr Djanie explained that some of the advantages of owning an establishment include freedom, higher self esteem, and an overall greater sense of control of one’s life.
He urged higher education institutions to introduce and prioritise the teaching of courses that will make students innovative in their thinking to prepare them adequately for the job market.