West Africa Branch Open day and career fair

Posted on Thursday, March 23, 2023

The West Africa Branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in collaboration with the West Africa School of Shipping organised the Institute's Open Day on Tuesday 21st February 2023. The Open Day was organised to create awareness of the Institute's educational programmes among the shipping community in the sub region.

The Open Day had both Online and In-person sessions which were attended by participants from Ghana, Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, and Sierra Leone.

As part of the activities and sensitisation programme for the promotion of maritime education and training, the Branch in collaboration with Whitestone Shipbrokers joined Ashesi University for their career fair programme organised on 8th March (online) and 17th March, 2023 (in person) respectively.

The in-person session was the first after a long break from Covid-19. Companies in Ghana and aboard were represented cutting across different fields such as Engineering, Technology & Telecoms, Education & Training Development, Banking, Finance, Financial Service, Petroleum, Energy, Oil & Gas, Media, Marketing & Advertising, Business Advisory & Professional Services, Agri, Manufacturing & Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Industry, Automobile, Logistics & Supply Chain and Other Industries.

Competitions were held under different categories including Ashesi's Most Enterprising Business Pitch, Engineering, Elevator Pitch,  Personal Branding, Programming, Best CV for Class of 2023 (Graduating Class) competition and deserving students received awards.

The West Africa Branch in Collaboration with Whitestone Shipbrokers and Sealand Shipping and Inland Services sponsored the first-place winner of the Personal Branding Competition. The winner, Faith Timoh, a Final Year Business Administration Student took away some cash prize, souvenirs and a three months paid internship programme at Sealand.

Students were also presented with souvenirs, flyers, and lots of giveaways.

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