The Youth Employment Agency (YEA), under the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, has begun registration for its recently-launched ‘Youth in Sports’ programme under the Community Improvement Module.
The programme, which is set to train and employ young people and sports enthusiasts, will help to academically and practically boost sports management and administration in Ghana.
The programme will see participants study in various forms of sports disciplines including Pitch Management, Federation Assistants, Fitness and Wellness, Coaching and Refereeing and Sports Journalism.
The professionally-oriented programme will also have a comprehensive coverage to deliver a current, thorough overview of the key functional areas of Sport management – management, marketing, finance, human resource management, events management and tourism and hospitality management, recreation and leisure management.
The program will have two main cohorts which will comprise a) level I and b) level II
a) Level I: This is tailored toward anyone with a need for training assistance and support to be employed in the sports industry. They need a minimum of a BECE certificate to enroll. THIS GROUP WILL BE ENGAGED BY THE YEA FOR 2YEARS AFTER TRAINING
Participants will be given practical training on all key topics with regard to managing football pitches. After the training, participants will be equipped with basic skills to manage football pitches.
Participants will be equipped with Basic management skills in their various Sporting disciplines. At the end of course, participants will be able to assist to work in the National, Regional and District Sports offices in their sports development
Fitness and Wellness
Participants will be equipped with the knowledge and practice of life long benefits related to proper nutrition, exercise and weight management. After the training, the participants will be able examine the basic concepts of Fitness and Wellness as they apply to personal life style in the continual journey of life.
b) Level II: this is tailored for people who are mainly in need of training assistance for their career development in Sports.
Level II courses are:
Coaching and Refereeing
The course will apply the respective International Sports Federation level one Sports content. At the end of the course, participants will be able to identify and develop juvenile and youth sports persons and teams.
Participants will go through basic rudiments of Sports Journalism and broadcasting.
After the training, participants will be able to acquire skills in news gathering, radio presentation and broadcasting production.
Fitness and Wellness
Participants will be equipped with the knowledge and practice of life long benefits related to proper nutrition, exercise and weight management. They will also be trained in data collection and analysis, report writing, speech writing and Test and Measurement as they apply to the Sports Industry.
After the training, the participants will be able examine the basic concepts of Fitness and Wellness as they apply to personal life style in the continual journey of life.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the YEA, Justin Kodua Frimpong, at an implementation committee meeting expressed optimism about this programme helping to further reduce the unemployment rate in the country.
Mr Frimpong is also of the view that, the ‘Youth in Sports’ programme will go a long way in bridging the gap between academia and sports in the country. To him, it will help develop more talents, boost businesses associated to sports while reducing unemployment.
Registration for the module which begun on Monday 23rd April 2018, will end on Tuesday 8th May 2018.
Potential beneficiaries can register on the YEA website at www.yea.gov.gh or follow YEA on their social media platforms (facebook: youth employment agency, twitter: yeaghana, Instagram: yeaghanaofficial) for more updates.
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