Youths in Kenya have been urged to fully utilize their acquired skills to create self-employment jobs.
Principal Secretary in the State Department of Youth Affairs Charles Sunkuli said this is the only way to fight unemployment.
The graduands here have undergone a vigorous JSST training, tested and certified by National Industrial Training AuthorityPS Sunkuli
He spoke while officiating a graduation ceremony of 230 Kenya Youth Empowerment Opportunities Project (KYEOP) beneficiaries in Kisumu.
“The graduands here have undergone a vigorous JSST training, tested and certified by National Industrial Training Authority (NITA),” he said.
Sunkuli said the training’s success will be measured by the percentage of graduates who are able to secure employment.
The 230 graduates are part of 51, 000 youths trained through the KYEOP project under national government in various fields across 17 implementing counties.
The PS said there are efforts by the government to increase earning opportunities for youth.
The government has also implemented various initiatives like business support and trainings through KYEOP.
He called upon the graduates to grab the opportunities available like Future Bora Initiative and Business Support Grants to grow their businesses.
The ceremony brought together KYEOP beneficiaries trained on Job Specific Skills Training (JSST) by Jadfad, a consultancy firm.