The Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project (KYEOP) is being implemented by the Government of. Kenya. It aims to increase employment and earning opportunities to youth aged between 18-29 years who have. Form Four education and below.
The National Industrial Training Authority is among government agencies involved in implementing a multi-million World Bank funded youth empowerment programme set to change the fortunes of young Kenyans.
The Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project [KYEOP] is geared towards reversing the alarming levels of youth unemployment which poses a threat to the overall economic well-being of the country.
Youth unemployment in Kenya continues to be a challenge with over 800,000 youth entering the workforce every year in a context of persistently high youth unemployment rates. In urban areas the problem is unemployment, while in rural areas the problem is frequency in underemployment.
The project is divided into four key components namely, improving youth employability, job creation; Labour market Information Systems (LMIS), and strengthening Youth Policy Development and Project Management.
LIST OF COURSES OFFERED AT KYEOP
Formal Technical training courses are as follows:
ICT. Catering. Fashionand design. Beekeeping. Hairdressing. Solar PV technology. Welding. Beauty therapy.
- Master craftsmen areas of training. Agribusiness. Agro-processing. Chemical production. Cobbler. Welding and metal fabrication. Motor vehicle mechanics. Panel beating and spraying.
Ironically youth from Mandera who are the beneficiaries of the project are complaining for not been payed their monthly stipends they supposed to receive each month.
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