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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.


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):

Academy of Graphic Technologies

Africa Digital Media Institute

African Alliance of YMCAs (AAYMCA)

African Boy Child Network

Alibhai Shariff Centre of Excellence

Amity Global Institute – Nairobi

Baraka Agricultural College


Bosch Power Tools

Boskalis BV

Cadena International Development Projects

Campus France & French Embassy in Kenya

CAP Youth Empowerment Institute

Career Hub


Center of Excellence for the Food and Beverage Industry:

KronesCenturion Systems Ltd.Nairobi Bottlers Ltd.

Centre of Health Solutions – Kenya (CHS)

Centum Learning

Coast Institute of Technology

Centre of Excellence for Livestock Innovation and Business (CoELIB) – Egerton University

Companionship of Works Organisation (CoWA)

Computer Pride Training Centre

Delegation of German Industry & Commerce (AHK Kenya)

Devotra BV

Don Bosco Boys Town Technical Institute

Dream Achievers Youth Organization (DAYO)

E4D/SOGA – Employment and Skills for Eastern Africa (GIZ)

East Africa Institute of Certified Studies

Eastland College of Technology


Egerton University – CoELIB

Eldoret National Polytechnic

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

EMSOS Technical Training Institute

Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC)

Export Promotion Council (EPC)

Express Communications

Food and Agriculture Organization

Garden of Hope Foundation

Garissa County Youth Bunge Forum


Generation Kenya

German Institute of Professional Studies

Global Communities


HF Foundation

Higher Education Loans Board (HELB)

Imani Marianists

Innovations for Poverty Action

International Hotel & Tourism Institute

International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

International Youth Fellowship

Joedy Foundation

Kabete National Polytechnic


Kaiboi Technical Training Institute

Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf


KCB Foundation


Kenya Animal Genetic Resources Center


Kenya Coast National Polytechnic

Kenya Crops and Dairy Market Systems Development Activity

Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP)

Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI)

Kenya Engineering Technology Registration Board (KETRB)

Kenya Ferry Services Limited

Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI)

Kenya Initiative for Vocational Education and Training (KeVET)

Kenya Institute of Professional Studies

Kenya Institute of Social Work & Community Development

Kenya Literature Bureau

Kenya National Examination Council

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS)

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA)

Kenya Post Office Savings Bank (Postbank)

Kenya Technical Trainers College (KTTC)

Kenya Tsetse and Trypanosomiasis Eradication Council

Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS)

Kenya Utalii College

Kenya Water Institute

Kenya Youth Employment and Skills Program (K-Yes)

Kiambu Institute of Science & Technology

Kisii National Polytechnic

Kisumu National Polytechnic

Kitale National Polytechnic

Kituluni Vocational Training Centre

Linking Industry with Academia (LIWA)

Livestock Market Systems Activity (USAID Feed the Future)

Lukenya College


Machakos Technical Institute for the Blind

Mahanaim Educational Institute

Masaai Technical Training Institute

Matuu Vocational Training Centre

MDF Training & Consultancy

Meru National Polytechnic

Meru University of Science & Technology

Murang’a County Youth Bunge Forum


Nairobi City County

Nairobi Technical Training Institute

National Employment Authority

National Housing Corporation

National Industrial Training Authority (NITA)

National Youth Service:

Advanced Building School/Tailoring & Garment Training Institute/Yatta School of Agriculture

North Eastern National Polytechnic

Nyandarua Institute of Science and Technology

Nyeri National Polytechnic

Oil & Energy Services

PC Kinyanjui Technical Training Institute

Pitman Training Kenya

PS Kenya

Railway Training Institute

Ramogi Institute of Advanced Technology

Rift Valley Institute of Science & Technology

Rift Valley Technical Training Institute

Robert Bosch East Africa

Rongo University

RTI International

Safaricom Foundation

Siala Technical Training Institute

Siemens Stiftung &  Impacting Youth Trust

Sigalagala National Polytechnic

Simba Foundation

Skills Centre Vocational Training School – Youth Support Kenya

Spring Hill College

St. John’s Ambulance

St. Kizito Vocational Training Institute

Standard Group

Swim Africa Limited & Continental Sports Institute

System One Limited

Talanta Institute

Tesca Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

The Toolkit Institute Limited

Toyota Kenya Foundation

TVET Authority (TVETA)

TVET Curriculum Development, Accreditation and Certification Council (CDACC)

USAID Kenya & East Africa

Velour Model Management

Vera Beauty & Fashion College

Versatile School of Photography

VSO Kenya


Weza Foundation

World Food ProgrammeWorld Vision Kenya

Wote Technical Training Institute

YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa

Young Professionals for Development

Youth Initiatives Kenya (YIKE)

ziziAfrique Foundation


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



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