SORRY YOU MISSED KENYA’S LARGEST INTERACTIVE
SKILLS & CAREERS EVENT!
FOR THOSE WHO ATTENDED, WE HOPE YOU WERE INSPIRED AND MOTIVATED.
The Hands On The Future Kenya Skills Show 2019, held on February 8th, 9th & 10th, hosted over 20,000 youth and other members of the public over the three day event held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre.
Organized by the Permanent Working Group on TVET (PWG) in collaboration with the State Department of Technical and Vocational Training of the Ministry of Education and the TVET Authority, the Skills Show showcased the myriad opportunities available to youth for technical, vocational, entrepreneurship and life skills training. Amongst the participants were recent school leavers, out-of-work youth, students from primary and secondary schools from throughout Nairobi and surrounding counties, parents, educators, and members of the general public. The event was completely free.
Under the theme #JijengeNaSkills (Build yourself through skills), this year’s Show featured exhibitions from 159 organizations, ranging from public and private TVET institutions, NGOs, corporations, foundations, and donor agencies, as well as professional career advisory services.
A total of 94 workshops and seminars were also offered to participants, including: an introduction to careers in the oil and energy sectors, digital skills for job seekers, mindsets required for a successful career path, careers in aviation, and advancing youth employment through cooperative businesses. A special emphasis was placed on training opportunities with ties to the GoK’s Big Four Agenda.
Twelve (12) professional career advisors and 4 student volunteers provided one-on-one career advisory services, group guidance sessions, and training sessions for students, parents and teachers, and also administered a career assessment test for students.
TVET. Powering Kenya’s Future.
The Kenya Skills Show 2019 was generously supported by the following organizations, agencies and companies:
The Kenya Skills Show 2019 featured the following institutions and companies (click on their name to go to their website):
Center of Excellence for the Food and Beverage Industry:
Matuu Vocational Training Centre
Murang’a County Youth Bunge Forum
Nairobi City County
National Youth Service:
Swim Africa Limited & Continental Sports Institute
Young Professionals for Development
The Kenya Skills Show is a production of the Permanent Working Group on TVET (PWG), a consortium of key stakeholders including government agencies, private sector companies, academia and development partners working together to oversee and assist in the transformation of Kenya’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system. For more information about the PWG, visit http://tvetinkenya.net.