Learnings from the Career and Employability track at the 2022 June Convening sparked a light-bulb moment for Dr Edward Amarteifio, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Development, University of Cape Coast (UCC). “During the convening, we realised that most of the models available for career services development were tailored towards smaller universities,” shared Dr Edward Amarteifio, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Development, University of Cape Coast. “There was a need to design a model that would work for larger universities like UCC, which has a student population of about 70,000.”
Through mentorship from Ashesi University, Dr Edward Amarteifio led a systems change program at UCC to develop and test a model for their career services department. With the goal of transforming the employability outcomes of at least 37,360 students within the next five years, the model focuses on systems that improve career and employability outcomes for African HEIs with larger student populations.
A year on, UCC is co-organizing the Career and Employability track at the June Convening. This track will provide a safe space for staff and faculty across sub-Saharan Africa to consolidate learnings on career services development projects and outcomes from the past two convenings.
This June Convening, join Dr Edward Amarteifio and other educators on the Employability Track to share, learn, and co-create innovations to improve career and employability systems in African HEIs.
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