Empowering youth through green-skills A study of technical and vocational education and training in Kenya

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Walter Odondi

Abstract

This study explores how Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) might provide green skills to Kenyan agricultural workers while addressing problems originating from negative views. The study, which includes 11 TVET institutions and 399 participants from three Kenyan counties, emphasizes the critical need for infrastructure and curricular reforms within these schools. The previously observed skills-market mismatch, in which graduates failed to find jobs that coincided with their training, emphasizes the significance of expanding the TVET curriculum in green skills such as organic farming, fish farming, and post-harvest loss reduction. The report calls for mentorship and hands-on training delivered by local agripreneurs to overcome this gap, focusing on youth and women. Changing people’s attitudes towards agriculture and boosting green enterprises necessitates concerted lobbying activities.
Furthermore, collaboration with government agencies and business players can increase the impact and sustainability of these interventions. Finally, this research aims to contribute to sustainable development and economic progress by enhancing TVET’s capacity to empower young Kenyan women in agricultural and green entrepreneurship. Agriculture, youth, technical and vocational education and training (TVET), green skills, employment, and Kenya are key topics related to this study.

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Odondi, W. (2024). Empowering youth through green-skills: A study of technical and vocational education and training in Kenya. Namibia Journal of Technical Vocational Education and Training, 1, 35–51. Retrieved from https://journals.nust.na/index.php/njtvet/article/view/70
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