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Global Affairs Canada

Development Organization

Colleges and Institutes Canada

Implementing Partner

16 April 2016 to 31 March 2022

Project Timeline

CAD 20,600,000

Project Budget

1,200 youth

200 trainers

100 leaders and managers

10 Institutional partnerships 

Project target


  • Ministry of Education 

  • Curriculum Development Assessment and Certificate Council (CDACC)

  • Technical vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA)

Collaborating TVET Institutions:

  • Kabete National Polytechnic

  • Nyeri National Polytechnic

  • Meru National Polytechnic

  • Kisii National Polytechnic

  • Sigalagala National Polytechnic

  • Kisumu National Polytechnic

  • Eldoret National Polytechnic

  • Kitale National Polytechnic

  • Kenya Coast National Polytechnic

  • North Eastern National Polytechnic

  • Kenya Association of Technical Training Institutions

  • Kenya Technical Trainers College 

  • Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service

  • Kenya Private Sector Alliance

  • Kenya National Chamber of Commerce

  • Linking Industry with Academia


Tamer Mansy, PhD.

First Secretary (Development) 

High Commission of Canada, Nairobi, Kenya 

T +254-20 366 3454  

C +254 735 337 594   

E Tamer.mansy@international.gc.ca

Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP) 


KEFEP is an initiative focused on strengthening and supporting technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Kenya. In partnership with the Ministry of Education and in collaboration with key industry representatives, KEFEP will work with national polytechnics across Kenya to develop new or enhanced competency-based programs in the agriculture and energy sectors in order to increase employment and economic development opportunities for Kenyan youth.


KEFEP will develop institutional partnerships between Kenyan TVET institutions and agencies and Canadian colleges and institutes to:

(1)   Improve the quality and relevance of skills training programs at Kenyan TVET Institutions

(2)   Increase the effectiveness of Kenyan TVET institutions in delivering accessible and gender-responsive skills training programs that meet industry needs

(3)   Increase the effectiveness of Kenyan agencies in implementing TVET reform

(4)   Increase economic opportunities for male and female graduates from TVET institutions in Kenya.


These efforts are intended to create a supply of skilled workers to respond to the needs of in-demand sectors in Kenya and to ensure that graduates benefit from related economic opportunities either as employees or entrepreneurs.



  • Development of CBET curriculum

  • Linking of TVET with Industry

  • Developing leadership and management at TVET institutions

  • Development of TVET marketing materials and career guidance

  • CBET Capacity building for Ministry of Education Partners

  • Delivering equipment for CBET training at Kenya National Polytechnics

  • Capacity building of TVET trainers on CBET pedagogy

  • Promoting awareness on gender inclusion in TVET and greening TVET



  • Garissa

  • Kakamega

  • Kisii

  • Kisumu

  • Meru

  • Mombasa

  • Nairobi

  • Nyeri

  • Trans Nzoia

  • Uasin Gishu

Key Focus Areas: 

  • CBET

  • TVET Curriculum Reform

  • TVET Infrastructure Building

  • TVET Capacity Building

  • Employment

  • Life/Employability Skills

  • Labor Market Information Systems

  • Private Sector Engagement

  • Apprenticeship/Internship

  • Youth Instructor Training (TOTs)

  • Youth Technical Skills Training


  • Renewable energy 

  • Agriculture

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