Welcome to September!
This month we celebrate Alice Amegah from Ghana as the young scholar of the month of September 2021.
Amegah is an emerging expert in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for human development. She is young and goal-driven and has continued to impact the Ghanaian youth as an adolescent mental health and development counselor and career guidance consultant. She has authored a seminal paper on employer engagement in education and training in Ghana, published by the Journal of Vocational Education & Training, and is the founder of Education and Aspirations Hub, a not-for-profit organization connecting education and industry to raise aspirations, challenge stereotypes, and encourage skills development.
Amegah’s research interests are Skills development, school-work-transition, education, and career guidance and counseling, employer engagement in education and training, human development, TVET, and STEM, achievement-related choice/decision making. Her Ph.D. research focuses on young women’s participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in technical institutes in Ghana. Her research will inform policy and practice about contextual enablers that can help increase the participation of young women in STEM-related TVET programs.
Beyond Ghana, Amegah has contributed to global youth development through international organizations like Education and Employers and Forum for World Education. She is a Government of Ghana scholar pursuing a Ph.D. in Education at the University of Cambridge and a Designer of Education and Aspirations Hub. As an emerging expert, she combines the power of research, advocacy, and practice in TVET to reconceptualize skills development.
To early-career scholars, Amegah has this advice:
“A life with the right information is a purpose-driven life”Alice Amegah, 2021
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