Youth from Nyeri County have been challenged to embrace online jobs as a way of creating employment.
The calls coming as the government’s Ajira Digital Program that seeks to connect and equip youths and apprentices with skills on how to take up online jobs, continues to take root across the country.
Patrick Mutahi, who also doubles up as an IT expert says the initiative seeks to supplement and devolve the government’s Ajira Digital program.
The nominated MCA says he plans to have over 1,000 youths trained and mentored into the program over the next three months with beneficiaries expected to earn between 35,000 and 250,000 shillings a month.
He says it was time that job seekers took advantage of the opportunities availed by online platforms given the shrinking job opportunities in the country.
Martin Ndirangu one of the beneficiaries of the program saying the new initiative has given him financial freedom.