Blossom Academy commits to cultivate data-driven skills for youth in West Africa
(Ghana) Blossom Academy, a social enterprise dedicated to providing data-driven skills for youth in West Africa, has pledged a commitment to the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth. Blossom Academy’s commitment to the Global Initiative comprises trainings for youth in West Africa on the topics of data analytics and soft skills. The programme was initiated on the premise that the high demand area of data analytics is facing a shortage of young people with appropriate data analytics skill-sets to pursue a career in data science or launching a data-driven start-up.
In partnership with DataCamp and Microsoft 4Afrika, Blossom Academy provides a cohort-based learning experience with the aim of delivering skills-based curricula that will equip youth with job-ready skills for a variety of industries. As such, Blossom Academy is committed to working closely with employers to identify data-related skills gaps and to leverage this knowledge in the curriculum design process. Blossom Academy recruits applicants, matches graduates with employers, and fosters strategic partnerships and alumni services.
The Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Decent Jobs for Youth was launched in 2016 as a UN system-wide effort, focusing on the youth employment challenge that is part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It has now become a global, multi-stakeholder initiative that brings together governments, social partners, the private sector, youth and civil society organizations, and other key stakeholders in an effort to scale up action and impact on youth employment. They work together to share knowledge, leverage resources and take action at country and regional level, with current commitments aimed at supporting more than 18 million young people in accessing decent work and productive employment worldwide.
Digital Skills for Jobs
The commitment by Blossom Academy is aligned with the Global Initiative’s thematic priority on Digital Skills for Youth, which is focused on preparing youth for the future of work in the digital economy. The commitment also contributes to the Digital Skills for Jobs campaign initiated by the ITU and ILO, which aims to equip 5 million young people with digital skills by 2030.
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