Corporates Kenya

National Online Employment Skills Development programme for youths launched

By Jeff Kizzilah

By 2024, 10,000 youths are going to benefit from the program launched by govt today’ says Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Labour and Social Protection Mrs Florence Bore.

The program is an innovative initiative aimed at enhancing workforce and promoting economic activities across the country.

According to 2022 Tifa survey which was commissioned by Ajira Digital program,there are 1.9 million people working online with 1,567 youths have acquired jobs from a pilot e-government programs.

The Ministry of Labour in close collaboration with Ajira under the ministry of ICT and Digital Economy,KEPSA and emobilis Institute will ensure the success of the widespreadreach of the National online employment skills development across the country.

Speaking during the virtual launch CS Bore alluded that this is one way where Kenyans youths are going to acquired skills that will enable them get employment in several online apps.

Currently they are over 400 Ajira Youth centres across the country where youth can access computers,Internet as well as spaces to work online.

Eng.Tanui John Tanui Principal secretary Digital Economy has said that the goal of the programme is to equip the youth with the requisite knowledge and skills to participate in the online work.

He said the youths will be trained in Data management,transcription and content writing to earn in the online economy.

The Ajira program is an end to end free initiative to enable young women and men work and earn online.

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