KYEOP ( Kenya Youth Employment & Opportunities Project ) is a national project that is designed to equip young people between the ages of 18 to 29 with Life Skills Training and Core Business Skills Training as well as internship opportunities or work experience that will enhance their capacity to secure sustainable livelihoods.
Requirements To Join Kyeop
To become eligible for the Kyeop project, one needs to attain certain requirements in-order to proceed with application. Such conditions include:
- Must be Kenyan
- Must be between the age of 18-29 years
- Should possess a National ID
- Should be currently unemployed
- Should have the highest qualification level as Form 4 or below
How Kyeop Works
Kyeop operates in 3 training phases comprising of 6 cycles each. These stages include:
- Life Skills Training (LST) – Available from Cycle 1-6
This phase usually takes around two weeks and is intended to equip trainees with adaptive and positive behavior that will enable them deal effectively with the demands and challenges of daily lives.
2. Core Business Skills Training (CBST) – Available from Cycle 1-6
This phase usually takes around two weeks and is intended to equip youth beneficiaries with entrepreneurial insight, financial foresight and management skills required to start and expand a business successfully.
3. Job Specific Skills Training (JSST) – Available from Cycle 1-6
This phase usually is further sub-divided into 2 stages i.e
- Formal Training Provider: This training is further sub-divided into two which include:
- Classroom training ( 2 months ) – this allows the trainee learn about the sector.
- Internship in a firm ( 3 months ) – this allows the trainee to apply the classroom training in a practical environment.
- Master craftsman apprenticeship: This training is dependent on one’s trade of choice and takes 5 months to complete.
In each of the classes under JSST, trainees will be equipped with with various skills as shown below.
|Areas Of Formal Technical Training||Areas Of Master Craftsman Training|
|Fashion design||Chemical production|
|Hair dressing||Welding & metal fabrication|
|Solar PV technology||Motor vehicle mechanics|
|Mechanical operations||Bead making|
|Oil pipeline operations||Hair dressing|
|Electrical installation||Fashion & design|
|Painting & decoration||Weaving|
|Motor vehicle mechanics & electrical||Leather work|
|Bio sand production|
Upon successful completion of JSST, trainees will be able to:
- Apply for a trade test at NITA and get certified
- Apply for KYEOP business support and start own business
- Possess the necessary skills, experience and certification required for employment
How To Apply And Join Kyeop
Application for Kyeop can be done online