KYEOP Cycle 4 Job Specific Skills Training (JSST) is now back on. The training officially resumed on 5th October 2020 with all the youth beneficiaries reporting to their various Master Craftsmen (MCs) and Formal Training Providers (FTPs) to continue with their skills training. Cycle 4 JSST was previously suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Youth CAS Miss. Nadia Ahmed Abdalla, the Principal Secretary for Youth Affairs, Mr. Julius Korir and other KYEOP officials conducted Master Craftsmen and Formal Training Providers assessment to gauge their preparedness to resume training. The team travelled to Mombasa, Kitui, Nakuru, Kisumu, Kisii and other KYEOP participating Counties to ensure that they are ready to re-start the training while conforming to Ministry of Health COVID-19 safety measures.
After a successful assessment, the go ahead to continue with JSST was given and the resumption date was set for 5th October, 2020.
During JSST, youth undergo either training with a formal training provider or an apprenticeship with a master craftsman depending on their trade of choice.
Training with a Formal Training Provider (FTP) provides targeted beneficiaries with two months of classroom training to learn about the sector and three months of internship in a firm to apply the classroom training in a practical environment. Examples of courses offered under classroom training and internship: Baking, Fashion and Design, Electrical installation & Beauty Therapy.
Apprenticeship with a Master Craftsman provides targeted beneficiaries with five months of on-the-job training offered through an apprenticeship with a master craftsman who offers both training and an internship. Examples of trades during apprenticeship include: Welding and Metal Fabrication, Hairdressing, Motor Vehicle Mechanics and Photography.
So far, 32,124 Youth beneficiaries have successfully completed JSST, out of this 75% are employed.