Ishmael Asare

Studied: Mechanical Engineering from Takoradi Technical University

Logical Reasoning Score: 96%

Engineering Exam Score: 86%

Quick Fire Questions

Your favorite film?
The Last Ship
Your preferred superpower
Your greatest fear:
You have just won the lottery, what’s the first thing you’ll buy?
Land and a Truck
Where in Ghana did you grow up?
I grew up in a town called Akosombo in the Eastern Region. I have two sisters and a brother. My dad was a driver before he passed away and my mother is a trader.
What are your best memories from childhood?
I have memories of pushing the rims of bicycles with sticks with my friends on the streets of Akosombo. It was fun!
What do you think are the biggest challenges facing industry in Ghana today?
Excessive taxes and levies. High utility charges especially in the manufacturing industry are crippling some industries. There should be boosting of local participation in the industry.
How would your colleagues describe you?
A disciplined and tolerant individual. A team player who likes sharing and listening to other people’s views. An individual who adapts to different environment easily. Someone who is ready and willing to learn new things. My colleagues always tell me I am optimistic as I see setbacks as opportunities to learn and grow.

“I yearn to be successful in my career. I yearn to impact my generation with my skills and knowledge and create opportunities and motivate upcoming engineers to pursue and achieve their dreams.”

How would you like your career to progress over the next 5 years?
In the next five years I see myself utilizing the training and skills I have received from field ready to work. I look forward to gaining and building skills from the company I find myself. I see myself working in an environment where I will have the opportunity to take on new challenges which will help me build my career. I look forward to travelling abroad as I love to tour and also to work offshore to get that experience.
What or who is your biggest inspiration?
My biggest Inspiration are my parents. They have been my backbone through thick and thin. Even in their weakness they found strength to encourage me and keep me moving. Their devotions always fuel me to press on and affect those around me.
What is your greatest achievement so far?
My greatest achievement so far is getting on the Field ready programme and I look forward to achieving greater things as a student and alumni of Field Ready.
Why did you decide to study engineering? What do you enjoy about it?
From a younger age, I have always been curious about the functioning mechanisms behind the many objects we use in our daily life. Growing up in an environment where I heard engineers talk increased my curiosity to study engineering. Being a problem solver and having the passion to impact my generation through inventions and solutions gingered me to study engineering.
How would you encourage young people in Ghana to study engineering?
I will first clear the notion that Engineering is difficult and that Engineering is the way they can use to make a difference. And that they should be encouraged to learn it. Engineers are creative problem solvers, engineers make differences to our world and engineering is important to our safety health and happiness. These are messages I will use to improve their understanding of engineering which I believe will in the long run bring young people to the engineering sector.