By Geoffrey Mosoku | Standard Media
The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology is seeking to recruit thousands of youths for an online work.
ICT cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has asked the youth to sign up for online work training that his ministry is set to conduct next month in various institutions across the country.
In a press statement, Mr Mucheru announced that the ministry of ICT will roll out an introductory training for new online workers that will see 10,000 youths acquire skills to earn a living through the internet.
Mr Mucheru urged eligible young people to log onto www.ajiradigital.go.ke and sign up for the available 10,000 slots.
“The one-week residential training will be provided free of charge at various centers in Nairobi, Nakuru, Meru, Kisumu and Mombasa in June following a partnership agreement between the Ministry of ICT, Kenya Private Sector Alliance and Rockefeller Foundation who provided a USD 1 million financing support,” said Mr Mucheru, adding that the training is part of the government’s broader strategy to address youth unemployment.
More than 40,000 Kenyans already work and earn a living through various online platforms but the demand for online workers continue to grow. The low awareness levels and lack of skills to navigate the online workspace have contributed to the low uptake of online work by Kenyans despite this sector having tremendous potential to address youth unemployment.