Kenya Youth Employment and Skills (K-YES) Program

Speeches Shim

One third of Kenya’s population is between 15-34 years old and are struggling to find meaningful employment. This untapped demographic of young Kenyans transitioning into their productive working years presents public and private sector stakeholders with both a challenge and an opportunity. USAID’s K-YES program provides motivated but disenfranchised youth the skills and support needed to be competitive and successful in gaining employment.

Through the program, participants are connected to labor market information, financial institutions, and 21st century employability skills, enabling them to make informed 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.

Issuing Country 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 2:15pm