World Vision replaces IICD as TizaaWorks Partners

Microsoft Ghana collaborates with World Vision Ghana to run TizaaWorks, it’s employability platform after IICD it’s founding implementing partner ceased operations.

tizaaworkTizaaWorks online platform is a Microsoft YouthSpark and Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative introduced by Microsoft Ghana.

TizaaWorks is a national one-stop online hub for employability and entrepreneurship to equip young graduates and school-leavers with the right employable skills to prepare them for the job market;
hard and soft skills to bridge the skills gap and secure first-time job opportunities, in addition to providing career guidance and resources for those wanting to build their own businesses.

IICD founding partners of TizaaWorks ceased it operations on 31st December 2015 after 20 years of operation.

“December 2015 marks an end of an era for IICD. In what is perhaps its final act of graceful self-effacement,”  – Kentaro Toyama, IICD International Advisory Board Member

Our gratitude goes out to our staff, global network of ICT4D professionals, and local and international partners who throughout the years trusted and supported our work to enable people in developing contexts to become drivers of positive social change.

“At IICD, we are confident that under the new leadership of the World Vision team, TizaaWorks will continue to make a difference for youth on their pathway to fulfilling their employment and entrepreneurship endeavors.
We wish the best of luck to the new implementing partner, and to the youth in Ghana – many meaningful opportunities for professional development.

We would strongly like to add a thank you to Microsoft for the collaboration and gratitude to all local partners who supported TizaaWorks in 2015” – Ewelina Szopinska

Microsoft Country Manager Ghana, Derek Appiah on the new partnership said,

“Having operated in Ghana for 10 years, one of our main objectives has been to invest in the country’s education and youth.
With the help of partners like IICD, we have been successful in launching TizaaWorks to improve youth employability and we look forward to reaching even more youth through our new partner World Vision, who have been driving similar projects on the continent.
Our ambition as we move forward is to reach even more young Ghanaians by engaging with local partners to connect them with online and physical opportunities in training, employment and entrepreneurship.”

World Vision Ghana’s Andrew Ofosu-Dankyi, speaking on becoming the new implementing partners;

World Vision Ghana collaborates with Microsoft to equip 20,000 disadvantaged youth from rural communities countrywide, with employable skills to prepare them for the job market.

“With our development interventions already benefitting over four million children and their families, our hope is that this partnership will deepen our objective to ensure rural youth acquire relevant employability and entrepreneurial skills.
In addition, the project will expose these youths to flexible ICT education, which will help them to match competitively with their counterparts in the cities.”

TizaaWorks offers access to free courses to develop the youth’s professional skills, aggregates the best, ensuring access to rich content and exposing them to the various learning and training organisations that can help them realize their career aspirations.

The TizaaWorks online platform offerings include:

* Plan your career – career counselling, job market info and stats
* Get trained – mentor matching, IT training, entrepreneurship, CV writing, soft & language skills
* Find a job – job matching tool Entrepreneurs – Start-up training, funding tools, social entrepreneurship and freelance opportunities.
* Get engaged – Community-based networking platform for users to share ideas and volunteer opportunities
Follow Tizaaworks on social sites Facebook, Twitter: @TizaaWork, Website: Tizaaworks

Source : Microsoft |  IICD |  World Vision Ghana

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