Ashesi University, Ghana recently presented GE Africa with the “Top Employer of the Year” award. According to Ophelia Sam, the University’s Head of Career Services,
“This award goes to General Electric as the Top Employer…This is not just for the numbers but for the dedication and quality of development opportunities offered to our graduates by the organization”.
Ashesi University – a foremost University in Africa – is one of the GE Executive Schools from a prestigious list that includes Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cornell University amongst others. These schools are selected based on academic excellence, cultural fit, diversity etc.
The GE university partnership is a win-win relationship that brings mutual benefits to all stakeholders, focusing on leadership, talent attraction and Corporate Social Responsibility, and providing university students, faculty and management with various opportunities across GE businesses. This includes leadership workshops with GE’s global executives, internships, Business to Academia sessions, Leadership Programs, full time employment opportunities, sponsorships, scholarships etc.
“We are committed to investing in local skills development and are working proactively to build a sustainable pipeline of high performing talent within sub-Saharan Africa by working with university partners like Ashesi Univeristy. We are delighted to be recognized as “Top Employer”, said Tamla Oates-Forney, Senior Human Resources Executive – GE Africa.