The second edition of the Mentoring Session, organised by Techstripped Africa, begins on Tuesday, October 26.
Dubbed ‘Mentoring Sessions 2.0’, the mentorship programme will see speakers take turns on virtual platforms to raise the next generation of techpreneurs and leaders on university campuses.
Founder of Techstripped Africa Kwame Owusu-Ansah, who is also a 2021 Mandela Washington Fellow, believes the sessions will bridge the unemployment gap particularly at a time the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, told some graduating students that government could not recruit because the public sector is full.
“One of the flagship programmes of the organisation dubbed ‘Mentoring Sessions’ brings industry experts and leaders to share their knowledge and skills with the university students on selected topics to help them maximise opportunities available to them, as well as prepare and set them on the entrepreneurship and personal leadership journey,” Mr Owusu-Ansah stated.
Mentoring Sessions 2.0 will run till the end of the year.
It is expected to feature mentors from across the African continent to take the participants through “different aspects of the digital economy and it promises to be an upgrade of the first”.
The first Mentor on the session will be Albert Yirenkyi Danquah, the Chief Information Officer of Stanbic Bank Ghana.
He will be sharing with participants how they can prepare and position themselves as tech students for the opportunities in cybersecurity.
“It starts at 6:00pm GMT and promises to be insightful, hence all tech lovers and students are invited join virtually via Zoom.”