The Canadian government has launched a program to support Kenyan youth venture into the rich blue economy.
Canadian High Commissioner Lisa Stadelbauer said the plan which has already worked in her country seeks to engage the youth in Technical and Vocational Education Training to acquire skills fit for the Blue economy market.
Speaking in Malindi during a youth forum at the Elimu Resource Centre, the envoy urged the youth to join TVE-T institutions offering courses in blue economy noting that the sector has vast opportunities and the potential to cut back on the huge youth unemployment in the country.
The move she said is in line with the initiative they co-hosted with the Kenyan Government the sustainable blue economy conference in Nairobi which brought together 17,000 delegates from 162 countries.
She noted that it is important for TVE-T institution in Kenya to work with local industries to train youth for jobs that will be available in six months or one year.
Nina Chung the Chair Elimu Resource Centre said the Malindi Youth Information Forum was meant to sensitize the youth on opportunities available to help them make informed career decisions.