The Young Investors Network has opened registration for the Finance Scholars Programme and is currently enrolling young people pursuing finance and related courses to empower them towards acquiring requisite financial skills.
The deadline for enrolling in this is September 11, 2021.
The Network is committed to empowering young people financially and seeks to use this annual Programme to equip students in the various tertiary institutions across the country and make them appreciate financial instruments.
This year’s programme is pivoting around five thematic areas of activity: Certified Investment Analyst course, Investments Foundations programme, corporate experience, Magazine launch, Virtual Business Internship programme.
The mode of training includes studying necessary course materials, virtual presentations in teams, examinations to ascertain that the participants learnt the relevant lessons and issued certificates.
Elaborating the thematic areas, the President of the National Student Advisory Board under the Young Investor Network, Mr Sylvester Oduro, said the Certified Young Investment Analyst course would train participants on basic principles of investment. This course would be a precursor for the participants to register and write international exams with the Young Investor Society as a Young Investment Analyst, which would be in November.
Mr Oduro explained that the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institution, which runs an Investment Foundation Program as a course.
This course has materials that one could sign up and download or study online. During the Programme, facilitators would help discuss the course material, guide and prepare students for the examination organised by the CFA Institution. On the Cooperate Experience, a number of profiles of accomplished business professionals depending on the number of participants will be assigned to a team of participants so they can visit them and interact with them as they find out about their career life. This can also be done online as they take note or write them down, which would later be used for publishing a magazine called ‘Advices to Young Business Leaders’.
Virtual Business Internship, Mr Oduro explained that there are companies that provide virtual internships for everybody, adding that the participants would be introduced to some of the virtual internships to those that are not aware so they can undertake them.
“We also guide them on how to go about the virtual internship programme and give tasks which you work on and they mark. The task mostly involves three stages and once you are qualified they give you a certificate.”
To participate in the Finance Scholars Programme, one must register with GHS 20.00 for the four-month programme and this comes with certificates and all the other relevant materials for a successful programme.