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Young Africa Works: Youth Employability through TVET (Young Africa Works in Kenya-TVET)

Background Information

Young Africa Works – Kenya: Youth Employability Through TVET (Young Africa Works in Kenya-TVET) is a 5-year initiative (2020-2025) that will strengthen the quality and relevance of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions and systems in Kenya.
Its objective is to help young Kenyans, particularly women, find dignified and fulfilling work through formal training and a focus on the recognition of prior learning. This will be achieved by targeting the key economic growth sectors identified under the Big Four agenda; manufacturing, universal healthcare, food security, affordable housing – as well as the digital sector.

Implementing Partners

• Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)
• Kenyan Ministry of Education
• TVET Agencies including TVETA, TVET-CDACC and KNQA
• Private sector, KAM

The Counties of Focus

• Assessment
• Apprenticeship and Internship
• Curriculum Development/reforms
• Digitalization and ICT (includes ODeL)
• Entrepreneurship
• Equipment and infrastructure
• Governance and Management strengthening (including training of institutional managers/Councils/Boards of Governors)
• Labour Market Information Systems
• Life employability skills
• Policy Development /review
• Qualification(s) frameworks
• Private Sector engagement/ linkages with industry
• Student Support services (e.g., career counseling)
• Teacher Training (includes continuous professional development or Youth Instructor Training)
• Youth Technical Skills Training

• Agriculture
• Automotive and Mechanics
• Beauty and Personal Care
• Building and Construction
• Creative Economy
• Electrical and Electronics
• Fashion and Design
• Food and beverage
• Hospitality and Tourism
• Information and Communication Technology (ICT)/ Digitial economy
• Manufacturing
• Metalwork/fabrication
• Mining
• Mechanical and electrical engineering
• Textiles; clothing; leather; footwear
• Transport (including civil aviation; railways; road transport)

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