PropelA is an employer-led project that focuses on training individuals in the plumbing and electrical installation trade through a combination of on-the-job training in companies and theoretical learning in vocational schools. This means that apprentices undergo an interviewing process after which they are hired by the companies with a two-year contract that allows them in a month to attend theoretical training at the vocational school (for one week) and on-the-job training at their companies (for three weeks).
Given that this project targets youth aged 18-30 years who have not experienced the job interview process, the project team is facilitating an interview coaching session, which empowers them with the skills and confidence to attend the interviews.
The interview coaching sessions attracted over 400 potential plumbing and electrical apprentices who attended the workshop at the Don Bosco Boys Technical Institute (DBBTI) in Nairobi, Kenya. A variety of topics were covered during the session:
Swisscontact is proud to be part of the solution in addressing the high rate of Kenyan youth unemployment through the PropelA project. Empowering youth through education and skills development is crucial for success in the job market and in shaping future leaders.
This project is financed by the Hilti Foundation. It is part of the Swisscontact Development Programme, which is co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA.