Kenya Youth Employment & Opportunities Project (KYEOP) is targeting 280,000 youth all over the country to participate in formal trainings that will help them secure jobs and entrepreneurship.
This program, which targets form four leavers and below aged between 18-29 years, has invited applications between 4th and 17th June 2019.
Government spokesman Cyrus Oguna in a press briefing said that 23,500 have gone through the training and more are expected to be enrolled.
Specifics counties have been identified for this phase four of the program and includes Kisumu, Kakamega, Kiambu, Kilifi, Machakos, Kitui, Mombasa, Migori, Mandera, Kwale, Bungoma, Kisii, Wajir, Nairobi, Nakuru, Nyandarua and Turkana.
The appllicants have a choice to fill out an application form online at KYEOP website or visit the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender sub county office or the youth county office in the above mentioned counties.
The applicants will go through:
- One month skills training and core business skills training
- Attend 2 months formal skills training followed by 3 months internship.
- Join a master craftsman course.
The courses offered for formal technical training include ICT, beekeeping, hospitality, fashion design, baking, beauty therapy, electrical installation, catering, hairdressing, plumbing, motor vehicle mechanics among others.
The master craftsman training includes event planning, agribusiness, chemical production, panel beating and spraying, fashion and design, photography, landscaping, agribusiness, ,motor vehicles mechanics, baking, painting, welding and metal among others.
Ukur Yattan, CS for Labor that also implements KYEOP has in conjunction with Kenya Bureau of Standards flagged off a survey to be carried out in the informal sector to profile the skills and occupations prevalent in the sector and opportunities for job creation for the youth.