Speaking at the International Olympic Committee (IOC)-organised Athlete Career Programme (ACP) held at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium in Accra, Prof. Dodoo said he was happy that several athletes and coaches from different federations turned up for the event, which he described as relevant and necessary for Ghanaian athletes.
Forty athletes and coaches, comprising 35 males and five females from about 20 sporting federations, were schooled at the IOC/ACP outreach workshop organised in collaboration with the GOC.
The eight-hour interactive session, put together with assistance from the Adecco Group, the world’s leading workforce solutions provider, was intended to provide resources and training that enables athletes to develop their life skills and maximise their education and employment opportunities, as well as supporting athletes in transition.
Some of the topics discussed at the about 8-hour interactive session were Behavioural Discovery, Personal Values, Networking, CV/Resume Writing, Career Interests, Preparing for Professional and Media Interviews, Balancing Sports and Education, Time Management as well as How to use Social Media Effectively.
Miss Kadidiatou Kanoute Tounkara, Course Instructor who spoke on the topic ‘Balancing Sports and Education’, said being an athlete does not restrict one from pursuing other career paths but rather creates several opportunities for them to exploit.
Tounkara is a former Olympian at Beijing 2008 and also a member of ANOCA Athletes Commission.