To help young people in Kenya get the education and experience they need to find work, the administration of President William Ruto has teamed up with the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA).
KEPSA’s Kenya Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship Accelerator (KYEEA) was officially unveiled by Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on October 31, 2022.
The ambitious initiative will provide business, technological, and financial training to Kenyans under the age of 35.
A number of young people who are going to be integrated into the program will be offered direct work opportunities via the new initiative.
- KEPSA encouraged young Kenyans (those under the age of 35) to visit their website, kepsa.or.ke, to learn more about the training and career possibilities they provide.
- All applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent and free of any criminal warrants.
To fulfill the promises of the Kenyan Kwanza administration, KEPSA has said that the initiative would make use of technological advancements and digital disruption.
Rigathi praised the private sector for working with the administration of President William Ruto to address the issue of young unemployment.
“Today, it is my distinct pleasure to serve as executive chairman at the inaugural ceremony for the Kenya Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Accelerator Program,” Gachagua noted as he emphasized that the welfare of the country’s youngsters was still a top priority.
The Kenya Bureau of Statistics and other economic data indicate that 38.9% of Kenya’s youth are unemployed, despite the fact that annually, over 800,000 young people enter the labor market from colleges and universities.