The Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP) is focused on strengthening and supporting technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Kenya. Working closely with the Directorate of Technical and Vocational Education and Training of the Kenyan Ministry of Education, and TVET institutions, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) provides technical support and capacity building that will increase supply of skilled workers to meet labour demands of industries. Specifically, CICan is assisting with: (i) conducting supply and demand gap analysis and ensuring that curricula are gender-sensitive and built to reflect competencies required in the workplace; (ii) delivering gender-sensitive training through an approach that focuses on skills development; (iii) equipping training centres with industry-relevant technology and training staff to maintain and use the equipment; and (iv) training institutional leaders and managers. Through KEFEP, 1,200 male and female individuals are expecetd to graduate from short and long courses having the right skills sets to find employment, to create self-employment or to continue education, particularly in the agricultural and energy sectors.
Increased economic opportunities for male/female graduates from TVET institutions in Kenya
(i) Strengthened quality of industry-responsive skills training programs for male/female trainees at partner institutions; (ii) Increased effectiveness of partner institutions to deliver skills training programs that meet industry needs to male/female trainees; (iii) Increased effectiveness of national Kenyan agencies in implementing TVET reform initiatives
(i) 631 (452 male/179 female) graduates employed or self-employed within 6 months of graduation
(ii) 180 (90 male/90 female) graduates continuing on to further studies within 6 months of graduation
(iii) 8 new or updated curricula that are gender- and industry-responsive and integrate environmental sustainability considerations developed and approved
(iv) 200 (140 male/60 female) trainers trained in gender-sensitive CBET methodology and in environmental awareness
(v) 100 (60 male/40 female) institutional staff trained in gender-sensitive leadership, institutional management, and applying environmental best practices
(vi) 100 (60 male/40 female) institutional staff trained in working with industry
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