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Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP)

Nairobi, Nairobi; Eldoret, Uasin Gishu; Kitale, Tranz Nzoia; Kisumu, Kisumu; Kisii, Kisii; Sigalagala, Kakamega; Meru, Meru, Nyeri, Nyeri; Mombasa, Mombasa | Kenya | Africa

Project Description

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.

Start Date:

April 1, 2016

End Date:

April 30, 2021

Objectives

Ultimate

Increased economic opportunities for male/female graduates from TVET institutions in Kenya

Intermediate

(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

Key Outcomes

(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

Funded By

Global Affairs Canada

Civil Engineering; Agricultural Engineering

Results Achieved:
(i) Occupational standards for Civil Engineering/Surveying and Agro Mechanisation Maintenance developed (ii) 68 (53 male/15 female) instructors trained in gender-sensitive CBET methodology and in environmental sustainability (iii) 15 (5 male/10 female) gender committee members and heads of department trained in gender mainstreaming
College Partner(s):
Durham College (lead); Olds College; Algonquin College

Mechanical Engineering; Building Technology; Solar PV

Results Achieved:
(i) Occupational standards for Industrial Plant Maintenance, Building and Construction Technician and Renewable Energy Technician developed (ii) 83 (54 male/29 female) instructors trained in gender-sensitive CBET methodology and in environmental sustainability (iii) 38 (29 male/9 female) staff trained in Working in Industry
College Partner(s):
Humber College (lead); Vancouver Island University; Durham College; Selkirk College

Dairy Processing; Agriculture

Results Achieved:
(i) Occupational standards and curriculum for Dairy Production Technician and Agricultural Extension Technician developed and verified (ii) 26 (17 male/9 female) instructors trained in gender-sensitive CBET methodology and in environmental sustainability
College Partner(s):
Cégep Saint‐Jean‐sur‐Richelieu (lead); Collège Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick; Champlain College

Industrial Automation (Robotics); Automotive

Results Achieved:
(i) Occupational standards for Industrial Automation Technician and Automotive Technician developed (ii) 25 (20 male/5 female) staff trained in leadership development (iii) MOUs signed with Linking Industry with Academia (LIWA)
College Partner(s):
College of the North Atlantic (lead); New Brunswick Community College

Industrial Electrical Controls and Installation; Hospitality and Tourism

Results Achieved:
(i) Occupational standards for Electrical, Bar Tender, Pastry Chef and Tour Guide developed (ii) 24 (12 male/12 female) instructors trained in gender-sensitive CBET methodology and in environmental sustainability (iii) 25 (17 male/8 female) stakeholders participated in meetings/forums focused on industry engagement
College Partner(s):
Camosun College (lead); Nova Scotia Community College

Leadership and Management for TVET institutions

Results Achieved:
(i) Gender-sensitive leadership and management training program for principals, deputy principals and heads of departments developed (ii) 14 (9 male/5 female) principals trained in strategic planning and change management (iii) 80 (50 male/30 female) heads of departments trained in leadership, change management and industry partnerships (iv) 18 (9 male/9 female) deputy principals trained in strategic leadership and planning, and financial leadership
College Partner(s):
Seneca College (lead); College of the Rockies; Fisheries and Marine Institute

Marketing, Recruitment and Career Guidance

Results Achieved:
(i) Career guidance and marketing toolkit developed (ii) 40 staff trained in the use of the toolkit (iii) KEFEP documentary and promotional clips for each partner institution developed and disseminated
College Partner(s):
Nova Scotia Community College (lead); Camosun College

CBET Capacity Building; Essential Skills/Greening TVET

Results Achieved:
(i) 134 (90 male/44 female) staff from TVET agencies and institutions trained in CBET with environmental sustainability considerations (ii) 17 (11 male/6 female) heads of departments and instructors trained in essential skills and greening TVET
College Partner(s):
Bow Valley College (lead); Algonquin College

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