A Ready Workforce
Equip youth with employable skills and match them with market opportunities and employers.
EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA
This idea aims at looking for the disadvantaged youth in informal areas, equip them with soft skills and 21st century employability skills. Through mentorship, help the youth select career paths.
Some will go back to complete formal education, others will choose technical courses. Through negotiation with training institution to intensive training courses for 3 months in collaboration with the industry players. this will enable the youth to be exposed to the different employers in that particular field.
The youth are then matched with the different employers as trainees for 3 months after which they will be assessed and awarded certificates. The youth will there after be retained with employer depending on their performance and matched with other employers.
There is need to focus on creating a database of employers, who will be sending open vacancies and the youth are tailored according to those requirements.
After technical training the youth might decide to start their own ventures, they will be mentored in developing the business ideas and writing the business plan. They will also be supported to realize the ideas in business, matched with young and successful entrepreneurs. Supported to access funds for the business such as from government funds and financial institutions.
This will benefit disadvantaged youth- those youth who did not finish formal education or finished one level and were not able to proceed to the next level that would enable them attain employment. The Youth who do not have know how and capital to start their own ventures.
Youth from Korogocho undergoing mechanics training at a garage
TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU
I am a youth development officer working with youth in the informal settlements of Nairobi. I am working with youth based in Kariobangi and Korogocho, who have established community based organizations.
WHERE WILL YOUR IDEA BE IMPLEMENTED?
EXPERIENCE IN IMPLEMENTATION COUNTRY(IES)
Yes, for more than one year.
EXPERTISE IN SECTOR
I’ve worked in a sector related to my idea for over a year