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  • Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, is imploring young people to conduct research before embarking on particular areas of study.
  • This is crucial as several career paths will become less lucrative or even outdated in a few years.
  • Minister Hanna pointed to the need for more young people to become innovators and create their own employment.

Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, is imploring young people to choose wisely, when deciding on a career, and conduct research before embarking on particular areas of study.

She said this is crucial as several career paths will become less lucrative or even outdated in a few years.

Minister Hanna was speaking on February 26, at a marketing seminar held at the Old Hope Road campus of the University of Technology (UTech).

She pointed to the need for more young people to become innovators and create their own employment upon completion of their studies.

“We’re either going to be world producers or world consumers…Everybody, whether you are young or old, you will have to go out of your comfort zone and really take risks…You have to now have an unbridled determination to seek untraditional career paths without fear and you have to have the courage to think differently,” she said.

In doing so, she encouraged them to join forces with individuals, who will keep them grounded and on track, and create new ideas when necessary to expand their businesses.

The event, which was hosted by the School of Business Administration, was held under the theme: ‘Business Ventures; Empowering Innovators’. It provided an opportunity for students to showcase their business ideas.