GN Electronics introduces excitement about electronics manufacturing in the central region.
On the 2nd of October 2017, 9 vibrant females from the central region of Ghana had the opportunity to undergo 2-weeks assembling programme where they were taken through the production processes of the company (GN Electronics) and to learn other basic soft skills such as; team building, communication skills and problem solving approach. By the end of the training, management would review everyone’s performance and complete the scoring card to determine if any of the candidates are eligible for hire.
Since the inception of the company,it has been a norm to train females with skills related to engineering hence grooming them to chart a course in engineering in the future.
According to a British Gas survey, almost half (48%) of young women do not even consider careers in STEM sectors, citing a lack of STEM knowledge (30%), a perception that the industries are sexist (13%), and a belief that STEM careers are better suited to the opposite sex (9%). (Research highlights STEM gender gap, The Engineer, 10 August 2015. https://www.theengineer.co.uk/research-highlightsstem-gender-gap/ )
The 2–weeks programme started with an introduction from the head of manufacturing of GN Electronics, Mr. Isaac Adusu who later walked all the participants through the vision, mission of the company as well as giving them a brief background of how it all started. Right after the welcome note, the national service persons introduced themselves to the participants and expressed interest in supporting them throughout the period of the training.
The first week of the training captured the production line of the various specifications of televisions been assembled at the plant. The production process covers;kitting, assembling, testing, packaging and storage of the televisions ( 40", 55" and 65") as well as the set top box (STB’s).
At each stage, the participants were given the opportunity to work in the various production processes to allow them have some idea of what goes on in that session and prepare them for what would be required of them if they are to be hired.
In the second week, and the final as well, all the participants have showed some level of interest of working with the winning team (GN Electronics) as the assessment process became keener day by day. Here is what some participants have to say.
“ I had fun and learnt a lot of things at GN Electronics and I am willing to be one of the workers”-Gifty Cobbinah
“I enjoyed everything that was taught during the training session. I am praying I would be one of the people to be selected”- Vivian Acquah
It feels great to empower all young women to prepare them for what is ahead of them. The future looks brighter if the gender gap can be closed come what may.
Written by Prosper Tornyi — GN Electronics, Research and Product development team, National Service Person.
company website: www.gnelectronicsghana.com