Youths set to benefit from online training
Kenyan youths are set to benefit in the booming online market through a rolled out comprehensive Digital Training Programme.
Speaking on Monday during the launch of Ajira Online Training Program at the Kenya Education Management Institute (KEMI) in Nairobi, the Cabinet Secretary for ICT (CS), Joe Mucheru said the government is determined to provide a safer avenue for Kenyans youth to create business transaction online as a form employment.
In a speech read on his behalf by a Senior Assistant Director of Information (SADI), Josephine Kinuthia, the CS said that over 10,000 youths are being targeted to undergo the ongoing online digital training countrywide.
“We have a one-week online training in Nairobi, Nakuru, Meru, Kisumu, Nyeri and Mombasa centres to be offered to over 10,000 youths free of charge,” he said.
Mucheru noted that the training is set to link the youths with the correct online subscribers so as to make money from many users who depend on the internet across the world.
“With Ajira training, young people will be able to gain experience, become self-employed and earn a decent wage from online business, thus reduce unemployment rate mostly caused by youths who depend on white collar jobs,” added the CS.
Mucheru further said that the government is committed to enforcing the Constituency Innovation Act, which is a national wide support program that will give youths a platform to network, enable youth’s access digital training program, mentorship and job opportunities.
The Act will enable four communication hubs being established in every constituency, that will enable the youths access free Wi-Fi and provide an avenue to interact with other internet users.
“This requires a political support and I therefore call upon each one of you to engage different political leaders in your region, especially during this electioneering period so as to support this great program,” said the CS.
The Ajira training program is set to equip trainees with the appropriate internet knowledge, skills and exposure on how to handle online business.
By Anderson Obwora