Two thousand unemployed youths in Kenya are set to gain employment after taking part in a digital skills initiative. Led by Stanbic Kenya, Microsoft Kenya and the Kenya Ministry of Trade, Industrialization and Enterprise Development.
The digital skills initiative seeks to upskill about 50,000 people affected by the covid-19 pandemic with digital skills this year. This number will increase in subsequent phases to reach half a million Kenyans across the country in the next three years.
Training for the initiative will take place at various government centres. Stanbic Kenya Foundation is donating 480 computers and laptops to the ministry to support the training. The program expects that at least two thousand participants will be placed in employment after their training.
Microsoft Kenya through this partnership formally launches its Global Skills initiative locally. Participants of the program will gain access to several learning paths including ten of the most in-demand jobs of the future.
As at August 2020, about one Million Kenyans have lost their jobs due to the pandemic according to Cabinet Secretary Betty Maina.
Watch the full partnership announcement by Microsoft Kenya, Stanbic Kenya and the Ministry of Trade, Industrialization and Enterprise Development below.
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