60 Students to participate in STEM innovation camp

A total of 60 selected Ghanaian university students will benefit from Delta Air Lines’ partnership with Junior Achievement (JA) Africa in an innovation camp tomorrow (June 2) at MakeLab, Academic City University College. 

The one-day business simulation workshop encourages creativity, critical thinking, teamwork and problem solving as young people must put forward solutions to real-life business situations.

Officials from Delta will be on-hand to support JA Africa’s team to provide coaching and mentoring to the students throughout the day. 

Training camp

It is expected that the students will participate in the workshop on innovation and design thinking, led by a resource person from the Technology and Innovation Centre at Academic City.

A statement by the airline said through real-life case studies and hands-on experiential activities, the workshop would challenge students to use their thinking faculties and think outside the box.

It said they would learn to approach problems from different perspectives, recognise multiple solutions and collaborate effectively in teams.


“Following the workshop, students will be divided into teams of six, and presented with real business challenges faced by Delta Air Lines.

“With guidance from the airline’s representatives and volunteers, the teams will work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions to the challenges.

Each team will have the opportunity to present its solutions to a panel of judges,” the statement said.

It said the camp encouraged students to think creatively and develop essential skills for the future workforce as well as offering them an opportunity to interact with stakeholders and gain valuable insight into the world of innovation and business.

The statement said the Junior Achievement Africa, which was part of JA Worldwide, was one of Africa’s largest organisations working on youth economic empowerment.

“Delta supports 32 JA chapters across five continents to teach students about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

“JA Africa has a presence in 13 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and collectively reaches more than 300,000 young people and more than 3000 schools every year,” it said. 


Commenting on the training, Delta’s Sales Manager for Ghana, Liberia and Cote D’Ivoire, Eloina Baddoo, said, “we are delighted to bring the Delta Innovation Camp to Ghana.

“This event aligns with the company’s commitment to invest in the next generation of leaders,” she said.

She said the company believed that by providing students with a platform to explore their creative potential, “we can contribute to their personal and professional development.”

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