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Young Africa Works – Kenya – TVET (YAW-KTVET) Phase 1 – Hospitality

Project type: Technical assistance
Local Partner: Kenya Coast National Polytechnic (KCNP)
Location: Kenya
Country: Kenya
Client/Partner(s): Kenyan Ministry of Education (MOE))
Amount: $105,000
Dates: Jun. 2020 - May. 2021
Other Partners: Camosun College


Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is partnering with the Mastercard Foundation to implement the Young Africa Works-Kenya: Youth Employability through Technical and Vocational Education and Training (YAW-K-TVET) in close collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE), other relevant Government of Kenya agencies, and the private sector.

YAW-K-TVET builds on CICan’s experience and leadership in the Kenyan TVET sector and current initiatives such as the Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP).

YAW-K-TVET seeks to address key remaining gaps including the implementation of a full pathway system to allow for lateral and horizontal progression in the TVET system, full implementation of a national Competency-Based Education and Training (CBET) system, an effective Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) system, a significant scale-up of TVET trainer training and continuous professional development, and a significant enhancement of gender equality and safe spaces at TVET institutions.

Nova Scotia Community College and Camosun College will work with the local partner, Kenya Coast National Polytechnic (KCNP), on identifying courses to be launched and will assist with the actual launch of the courses.

Services provided

  • Ensuring that appropriate learning materials, assessment tools and teaching guides exist and work with partners to develop and update them as needed so that they can be used in an online delivery format
  • Implementation of initial pedagogical and technical training for trainers in the CBET courses being launched
  • Launch of CBET courses based on approved curricula.
  • Ongoing training and support for trainers