Promotion of youth employment and vocational training
Graduates of TVET in Kenya often struggle to find gainful employment. Vocational training offers are often theory-oriented and do not meet the demands of the private sector. The project “Promotion of Youth Employment and TVET“ aims to introduce employment-oriented cooperative TVET programs in Kenya. GFA is tasked with developing and piloting two 3-year cooperative vocational training courses at level 6 of the Kenyan National Qualification Framework to be implemented in two vocational training centers in Busia and Nyamira. At the center of the approach is the workplace as a place of learning, whereby up to 70% of the learning will take place in partner companies. In cooperation with the private sector, curricula for Plant Automation and Automotive Mechanics will be developed or updated to meet the demand of the labor market, teaching and learning materials will be developed, and the capacity of TVET teachers and in-company instructors to implement the cooperative training approach will be improved. To ensure quality and sustainability, the GFA team will work closely with the partner companies and schools in piloting the first cohorts of the new vocational training offer.