Mark Blay

HND Electrical Engineering

Sponsored By: Subsea 7

Location: Ghana

Engineering & Logical Reasoning Exams: Average Score 84%

Quick Fire Questions

Favourite film
Prison Break
Favourite colour
Android green
Favourite school subject
Favourite childhood toy
Water pistol
You’ve just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you will buy?
A very big house!

Mark Blay has most recently been working with the National Youth Authority for their youth entrepreneurship program. Mark is being sponsored through the Field Ready programme by Subsea7

Where in Ghana did you grow up?
I grew up with my parent and my two brothers at Aiyinasi, located in the western region of Ghana. Dad was a farmer and mom, a trader.
What’s your most memorable childhood memory?
The best memory from my childhood was spending time with my granny by the fireside at nights where I received bunch of ananse stories and some old traditions of our people.
Who is your favourite music artist?
I have always adored Lucky Dube, a South African. Relating to Lucky’s reggae lyrical messages is easy. Listening to Lucky Dube is also a source of inspiration. He was an international Reggae artiste until his demise in 2007. He’s my favourite because whenever I listen to him, motivation spirals up inside me and I get so high!

“I want to acquire competence, hone my intellectual ability and give back to society. Education is the key to success.”

What would you like to be doing in 5 years time?
I prefer to work as part of a team in an engineering environment where my acquired skills and experiences will be requisite for the job.Therefore,I am discovering myself here in Ghana, receiving my resourceful Field Ready training here in Ghana and in five years time, I am working on the rig right here in Ghana!
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My mother has always been my biggest inspiration. The morning devotions and ministrations she introduced in the family contributed to our growth in Christianity. Her words of encouragement and pieces of advice were the best and greatly inspire me to become a go-getter. She is so passionate about life and her cheer is just contagious.
Finally, what is your most hated food?
I appreciate all.