Accra Technical University, ATU, has taken steps in curbing the country’s unemployment crisis with an American multinational diversified hospitality company, Marriott Hotel.
Successive governments have over the years been overwhelmed with the ever increasing figures of her teeming unemployed graduates despite the implementation of certain governmental policies and programmes.
Many security analysts including the Director of Academic Affairs of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Dr. Vladimir Antwi-Danso have described the situation as a national security threat.
In an attempt to reduce the canker to its barest minimum, ATU in partnership with hospitality giant, Marriott Hotel are in the process of recruiting students and graduates of the University after the company has extended its businesses to Accra.
Operating in over nine decades under the parent company, Marriott International, the firm is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, United States and has subsidiaries in several countries such as France, Dubai, New York and Nigeria.
At a symposium to introduce the company to some students and graduates of the University, General Manager of the Accra Marriott Hotel, Kenneth Shore, took the participants through the organizational structure, policies and values of the company.
He further outlined the requirements and expectations of his outfit to the partakers and reiterated his willingness to engage committed and hardworking fellows in the organization.
The Director of Human Resources of the Accra Marriott Hotel, Akilan Karthikeyan, also took the students through the online recruitment modalities. According to him, competence, depth of knowledge of the industry and interview sessions will form part of the engagement process.
Commending the Management of the Accra Marriott Hotel, the Liaison Officer of the University, Mr. Prosper Agumey implored the applicants to grab the opportunity and be good ambassadors of the University in their world of work.
Touting the capacity and strength of the University, Acting Interim Vice Chancellor, Professor Edmund Ameko maintained that, the University consciously produces quality and tailor made students for the job market. He was optimistic majority of graduates from the University posses’ employable skills owing to the unique approach towards teaching and learning.
The intervention which forms part of the University’s effort to collaborate with other organizations will engage applicants from the various departments of the University.