The Council of Governors has embarked on a Technical and Vocational Education and Training programme dubbed Wezesha targeting to encourage entrepreneurship among the youth in counties.
Through collaboration with Godej, 20,000 youth will be equipped with hairdressing skills in an effort to also reduce unemployment.
The Wezesha Youth program partnership between the Council of Governors and Godrej is set to be rolled out nationwide as part of the National Government competence-based education for TVET institutions.
Speaking during the launch of the program at Chebigen Vocational Training Centre in Kericho Godrej CEO Gaurav Kaushal noted the importance of vocation training in enabling sustainable enterprise development in Kenya.
Kaushal says through the hairdressing and beauty therapy training, the youth will be empowered to identify and seize emerging opportunities that can help them derive income and boost productivity.
The training will also include financial literacy, communication and business skills to enable them to escalate their ventures.
The programme is envisioned in creating an employable workforce among underprivileged youth from informal settlements in urban and rural Kenya.