The impact of vocational education and training on socioeconomic empowerment of youth in Mukuru (2011-2015)

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Author: Sigu, Joash Diemo


Youth unemployment is a common phenomenon in many informal settlements in Kenya. Despite being economically productive, many youth continue to languish in poverty due to lack of employability skills. The Government and other private actors have made considerable efforts to increase the capacity of youth to gain access to employment. In Kenya, initiatives such as Youth Development Fund, UWEZO Fund and establishment of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions have been undertaken to provide youth with employability skills and seed capital for entrepreneurship...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Disadvantaged; Employment; Outcomes; Skills and knowledge; Vocational education and training; Youth

Keywords: Employability; Unemployment; Technical education and training; Socioeconomic background; Skill development; Outcomes of education and training; Youth transitions; Transition from education and training to employment

Geographic subjects: Kenya; Africa

Published: Nairobi, Kenya: University of Nairobi, 2017

Physical description: v, 57 p.

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A research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Master of Public Administration at the University of Nairobi, November 2017

Resource type: Thesis

Call number: TD/TNC 140.1105

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