Cycle 5 Life Skills Training is officially on in all the 16 participating Counties; Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Nakuru, Kiambu, Kilifi, Migori, Turkana, Kitui, Kakamega, Nyandarua, Mandera, Machakos, Wajir, Kisii and Bungoma. The training commenced on 5th October 2020 and is expected to end on 16th October.
All Training and Internship beneficiaries start the project by undergoing LST which is focused coaching intended to equip beneficiaries with adaptive and positive behavior that will enable them to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. LST is immediately by Core Business Skills Training (CBST).
CBST takes two weeks and equips youth beneficiaries with the entrepreneurial insight, financial foresight and management skills required to start and expand businesses successfully. LST and CBST both last for two weeks each.
CBST is followed by Job Specific Skills Training (JSST) in which youth beneficiaries selects their preferred training areas. Beneficiaries can undergo either training with a formal training provider or an apprenticeship with a master craftsman depending on their trade of choice.
The trainer/trade selection process is done via the KYEOP portal which can be accessed at http://mis.kyeop.go.ke/live/mis/index.php# Beneficiaries log into the portal using their ID and ARN numbers, from there they click on trade selection and indicate their County of residence. A list of available trades in their County will appear and they will go through it and select their four trades of choice in order of priority. Beneficiaries are advised to select trades/trainers that are close to their locations to reduce costs as KYEOP does not offer accommodation.
Cycle 5 trade/trainer selection is expected to be done soon.