Y’ello Career Day: MTN Cameroon presents new digital trades to students

MTN is organizing the very first edition of Y’ello Career Day in Cameroon on 21 June 2018 at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering of the University of Douala at PK 16. This is an initiative of the MTN Group under the 21 Days of Y’ello Care, voluntary programme of employees launched on 1 June 2018 in all the operations of the Group.

MTN Y’ello Career Day forms part of our efforts to support the empowerment of young people in the markets in which we operate. As an organisation committed to digital innovation, we are acutely aware of the way in which technological advancements have influenced traditional notions of the workplace and created new opportunities in the digital economy. Through this initiative, we want to create a platform for young people to see what the future of work may look like and empower them with tools, ideas and access to mentors who can prepare them for the future” explained Felleng Sekha, MTN Group Chief Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Officer. For the first time in the history of Y’ello Care, all the Operations of the MTN Group will carry out the same programme on same day with same objectives.

In Cameroon, youths will have the opportunity of visiting a job fare where MTN and its partners will present on the multiple organisations and specialities such as Information Technologies, Information Systems, Human Resources, Telecoms Networks, Marketing, Customer Relations, etc. Several international experts shall also advise the youths and guide them on the choices which will determine their future professional careers in the new digital world.

On the sideline of the Y’ello Career Day, MTN Cameroon will hand over a significant donation of telecommunications equipment to several university institutions such as the Faculty of Industrial Engineering (FGI) of the University of Douala, The University Institute of Technology (UIT) of Maroua, and the National Advanced School of Posts, Telecommunications and Information and Communication Technologies (SUP’PTIC), Yaounde. These equipment (Base Station Controllers, Mobile Switching Centers, Mobile Switching Servers/Media Gateways, and other technical equipment) withdrawn from the workshops of MTN Cameroon and assessed at hundreds of millions of francs CFA, will enable the beneficiary students to better familiarise with the realities of telecoms trades beyond theoretical lessons.

The Y’ello Career Day closes three weeks of intense voluntary activities carried out by employees of MTN Cameroon who sought to bridge the digital gap and improve the skills of youths who make up MTN’s human capital.

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