Strengthening whole youth development in Kenya

The terms ‘education’ and ‘training’ suggest more far-reaching concepts associated with an individual’s full development including soft skills, personality traits, cognitive and non-cognitive abilities, character skills, socio-emotional skills and technical skills. Acquisition of such skills has been linked to Whole Youth Development (WYD). With over half a million youth joining the Kenyan labor market annually, the need for WYD in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Program is critical. Equipping youth with skills and knowledge that promote WYD is essential for their success in the labor market and other aspects of life. In Kenya, TVET institutions are well-positioned to promote WYD as they prepare youth for transition to the labor market. […]

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