The Ministry of Education is planning to push more youths into middle-level college to prepare them for the job within six months post-graduation.
The aim of the plan is to increase training opportunities in TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) institutions. Under the plan, college pass outs will be employed within a recorded time of six months.
The Government plans to create one million vacancies annually and aims to employ graduates from secondary and primary schools. This is expected to increase by the expansion of already existing institutes.
Under the plan, a voucher system of paying fees will be established by the government. Scholarships programmes will also be set up to focus on the needs of the students.
To gather more students, a special loans' fund will also be established for TVET students. According to Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed, the strategy includes a new admission system which will allow progress of all learners from trade and craft courses to college level.
Last week, Kenya at an International meeting in Rwanda was given the chance to host 2020 Einstein Forum in Nairobi. According to Amina, an announcement of the placement system for the students of TVET will be done soon to ensure 100 percent transition into skills training.
"Despite the ongoing reforms, were haven't resolved, in a targeted and measurable approach, the actual size of skills mismatch with the needs of industry in the country and the region," says Kevit Desai, TVET Principal Secretary.
According to her development of skills has been complicated by the changing needs of the industry pertaining to development and technology.
A draft plan has already been made, TVET sub-sector has been noticing low enrolment, thereby increasing unemployment.