Kenya Youth Employment and Skills (K-YES) Program

The majority of Kenya’s population is under the age of 17 and struggling to find meaningful employment.  This untapped demographic dividend of young Kenyans moving into their productive working years presents public and private sector stakeholders with both a challenge and an opportunity.  

USAID’s K-YES activity gives motivated but disenfranchised youth the skills and support they need to compete and succeed in the workplace. The activity connects young Kenyans to youth-friendly services (e.g., labor market information, financial institutions, and 21st century employability skills), allowing them to make informed and empowered decisions about their careers.  With skills and vocational training designed in coordination with local industry and government, K-YES focuses on building local relationships and capacity to increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability of education and employment outcomes.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 2:15pm

Last updated: March 14, 2019