Mass job opportunities for Kenyan youths
The administration of President William Ruto has teamed up with KEPSA to provide training and employment possibilities for young Kenyans.
The Kenya Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship Accelerator (KYEEA) was officially opened at the KEPSA offices in Nairobi on Monday, October 31, 2022 by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.
Kenyans under 35 will be able to receive training in business, technology, and finance under the ambitious program.
According to Deputy President Rigathi, “Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) are essential in accomplishing the targets of the Kenya Kwanza Plan.”
A number of young people who will be absorbed into the service will also receive direct work as a result of the new initiative.
The program aims to make Kenyan youngsters employable by giving them the skills required to combat the nation’s high unemployment rate.
On its website, kepsa.co.ke, KEPSA asked Kenyans under the age of 35 to apply for the training and career opportunities.
The applicants must have completed secondary school and not currently be under investigation for a crime.
Rigathi praised business leaders for working with the administration of President William Ruto to address the issue of youth unemployment in the nation.
“It is an honor for me to serve as master of ceremonies for the Kenya Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program’s official opening today. In order to better the lives of the millions of young people around the nation, the kids continue to be a priority for our government, according to Gachagua.
As a Government, we will offer the necessary support to bring the youth closer to their shared aspiration of a better future,” the Deputy President continued. Giving young people an equal chance at life will be made possible in large part by this fund and the relationship with the Kenya Private Sector Alliance.
The Kenya Bureau of Statistics and other economic surveys estimate that 800,000 young people graduate from universities and other higher education institutions each year, bringing Kenya’s youth unemployment rate to 38.9%.
“The supply of fresh jobs for our young people has not kept up with our economy. Experts have warned us about the “youth time bomb” caused by the youth unemployment bulge, according to the Deputy President.
As one of the main pledges of the Kenyan Kwanza government, KEPSA has stated that the program will make use of technology and digital transformation.
“We are all aware that the 2007–2008 post-election violence was mostly caused by youth-related confrontations. The youth agenda was created after the commercial sector gathered and decided to offer alternatives. Kui Kariuki is the KEPSA CEO.