Top Short Professional Courses For All Ghanaians
Education they say is the key to success. Also, it is said that education has no end and as such, no matter your academic qualification, you can always go back to earn additional knowledge.
Unlike the olden days where most Ghanaians were illiterates, the literacy rate in Ghana has been increasing over the years. Most of which are Junior High School and Senior High School graduates.
Due to financial problems and the cost of obtaining tertiary education in Ghana, most people opt to look for work upon completion of Junior High School and Senior High School.
But, it doesn’t always work out for them due to the high rate of unemployment in the country. For people like that, their best fit is to pursue a short professional course.
As a result of that, I am going to recommend some of the top short professional courses available for all Ghanaians in this article.
What are Short Professional Courses?
Short professional courses are courses that are taught within a short period of time to provide students with professional work skills. The interesting thing about professional short courses is that they are very cheap and can get you a job in a short period of time.
NOTE: SHORT COURSES ARE NOT MEANT FOR ONLY PERSONS WITHOUT ANY QUALIFICATION. SOME OF THE PROFESSIONAL COURSES ARE MEANT TO ADD EXTRA KNOWLEDGE TO PERSONS WHO ALREADY HAVE ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
Usually, short professional courses are taught with a period of 1 week – 12 months (can be more than this depending on the type of course you are studying). The course can be taught at a university or any professional institute.
Unlike degree courses where students are taught different things at the same time, short professional courses are straightforward. And upon completion, the enrolled gains a specific professional skill.
Top Short Professional Courses For All Ghanaians
There are over fifty (50) short professional courses available in Ghana for everyone to pursue. But, in this article, I looked at the demand from the job market and the short courses that meet the job market’s demands.
Health Administration and Management
The Health Administration and Management is taught at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration. This course is meant for persons who serve as senior staff members of a board at any of the public and private health sectors.
To qualify for this program, the applicant must have at least five (5) years of working experience in the field of work. The duration of this course is four (4) weeks (full time).
By the end of this course, the student will be equipped with the needed skills and knowledge to manage any health facility. Also, the student will be taught how to effectively ensure that the health facility meets its set goals and aims.
IT & Networking
The demand for IT and Networking professionals in Ghana is on the rise at the moment. As the world is moving very faster due to technology, almost every company needs to move in that direction.
To be able to do so, they need IT workers and persons with IT skills. There are a number IT courses available in Ghana. Some of the most common ones are Cyber Security, Networking, Coding, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.
Interestingly, to be able to enroll in any of these courses, there is no need for you to have any working experience. Every person can enroll in any of the courses stated. In Ghana, IPMC is known to be one of the best schools to study a short course in IT and Networking.
Website designing is a very good and profitable short course to study in Ghana. As you can see, almost every business in Ghana has created a website and all this is done by professional web designers.
As a website designer, you will be responsible for the creation of the website according to the needs of your clients. One advantage of the web designing course is that it is very short; in less than two (2) months, you can become a professional website designer.
Unlike most of the most courses listed in this article, you can sit at the comfort of your home and obtain your website designing certificate virtually. In this COVID-19 pandemic, I think this would be very helpful.
Have you ever asked yourself those who make all these beautiful flyers we see every day? I guess not. All these are done by professional graphic designers.
Not only do graphic designers make flyers and posters, but they also make logos and even shirts. With just a little period of your time, you can obtain a certificate in Graphic Designing in Ghana at a very affordable rate.
You can google about some of the top Graphic Designing schools to enroll now.
There are several short professional courses in Ghana, as stated earlier. In this article I have just some of the top ones I think can be very beneficial.
Most of the courses listed in this article cost less than GHS 1,000 to enroll. And after completion of the course, you can even create your own company from it.
Some of them might also cost more than GHS 1,000, but looking at the skills you will acquire within this short period of time, I think it is worth every penny.
If you know of any other top short professional courses in Ghana, feel free to write it in the comments section below and I would make sure to add it to the list.