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TVET Students To Receive Training in Entrepreneurship and Business Management

TVET Students To Receive Training in Entrepreneurship and Business Management

The County Government of Nyeri has entered into an arrangement with the CAP Youth Empowerment Institute (CAP-YEI) to give mentorship on entrepreneurship and business management to local youth at technical and vocational training

institutes.

Through the cooperation, the trained youngsters will also receive pre- and post-employment counseling to assist them in adjusting to the workplace.

During a meeting with CAP-YEI directors, Governor Mutahi Kahiga stated that 39 TVETs, including 15 centres recently revitalized by the county, will benefit from the collaboration.

Kahiga remarked that one of the methods to increase work opportunities was not only to provide young with affordable financing, but also to encourage youth to generate employment prospects by launching businesses.

“Training youth outside the normal curriculum has become one of the best ways to curb unemployment by teaching them how to create and manage small businesses.

Instead of relying solely on employment, they will prioritize self-employment.

In addition to training, we are exploring areas of partnership that include market assessments to identify human resource shortfalls that will allow youngsters to benefit from targeted job placements, according to the governor.

CAP YEI is currently operating a four-year trial mentorship program for adolescent girls aged 13 to 18 in the county.

The county department for Youth, Gender, and Social Services is implementing a program to encourage girls to take Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses.

On his part, the Executive Director of CAP-YEI, Ndung’u Kahihu, stated that the new collaboration would be a continuation of the second phase of the initiative, which began in 2016 and aimed to reach 39,000 youth in various Vocational Training Centres in Kenya.

In 2020, according to Kahihu, the group worked with Othaya Technical Training Institute, where 1,300 students were taught in entrepreneurship and are actively engaged in gainful employment.

CAP-YEI and the county’s department of Youth, Gender, and Social Services are also working on the finer details of a pilot training program for young women in agriculture, according to him.



25 women from each of the 47 counties will benefit from the initiative’s training. “We intend to create a pilot program to educate young women about climate-smart agriculture.

“We are planning to launch a pilot program to train young women in climate-smart agriculture. We have already established a learning institution in Nyahururu, where 25 women from each of the 47 counties will be trained on how to manage micro-businesses in Agriculture,” said Kahihu.

TVET Students To Receive Training in Entrepreneurship and Business Management

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