Everybody talks about feminism and upliftment of women to keep them at par with the men, but few are those who actually take some steps to do so. There are industries which have some unsaid gender discrimination against hiring, and it’s not just the industry but even we feel the same. Female candidates don’t get the same opportunity in the tertiary sector as the male candidates.
To curb gender discrimination females are facing in the tertiary industry, Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) is to launch an internship and mentoring programme for women in tertiary institutions to expose them to skills needed to work in the energy industry.
Students from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Accra Technical University, Koforidua Technical University, Kumasi Technical University and Akwatia Technical Institute will be benefited.
The project will take 50 women from these 5 Universities and go through a two-month internship programme in the energy sector.
This project is expected to run until 2021 with the aim of seeing over 300 females trained and mentored.
The implementing entities include Electricity Company of Ghana, Ghana Standards Authority and Energy Commission.
This is a right step to bridge the gender gap in the energy sector and allow for an even ground for both the genders. More such programs should be initiated.
Source: My Joy Online