Over a million youths are set to profit from Jitume program within the subsequent 3-5 years from Jitume labs program being rolled out by the Authorities.
Talking at Matili Coaching Institute in Kimilili Sub County Bungoma, Ministry of Info Communication and Digital Economic system Cupboard Secretary, CS, Mr. Eliud Owalo stated the federal government has rolled out this system that can allow youths get employment on-line.
He stated that this system that was formally launched by President Dr. William Ruto referred as Jitume labs initiative at Kabete Nationwide Technical Polytechnic in December 2022 will complement the success of the prevailing digital program reminiscent of Ajira and Kenya Youth Empowerment Program.
The Cupboard Secretary famous that when President Ruto got here to energy in 2022, he expanded the mandate of the Ministry of ICT and assigned digital financial operate to the Ministry.
“This robotically positioned ICT on the core of nation financial transformation agenda,” he stated including that the jitume program seeks to deal with points regarding connectivity gadgets and digital abilities in addition to job alternatives focusing on the youth countrywide.
He additional famous that know-how has put Kenya on the worldwide map as a number one innovation hub noting that the nation is house to distinctive innovation know-how reminiscent of MPESA amongst others.
Mr. Owalo stated that the federal government was focusing on to coach youths on ICT abilities utilizing current TVET establishments. “The principle purpose is making a essential mass expert labour to assist and profit youths from the digital financial system,” he stated.
“Lots of the younger persons are unable to entry coaching services and that is the hole the programme will tackle,” he stated.
He famous every Jitume heart can have as much as 100 digital desktop Infrastructure with broadband connectivity dependable energy and safety Programme Coordinator supplied by KONZA tele swimming pools which is main companion in this system.
The Cupboard Secretary additional famous that every heart can have two essential applications, the primary one shall be jitume class coaching element which is geared toward offering coaching on abilities for digital financial system to allow youths entry digital jobs.
He stated the category will function each bodily and digital program delivering elements supported by companions.
Mr. Owalo stated that the second element is jitume kazi which is a piece hub/heart that present conducive surroundings to entry on-line jobs.
“The mannequin has been made doable by the collaboration between ministries, together with ICT and Digital Economic system, Schooling, Labour, International & Diaspora Affairs and implementing businesses together with ICT Authority, TVET Authority and KONZA techno pool,” he stated.
“The Authorities is eager on availing widespread providers on on-line portal for ease of entry to residents; this can begin by digitizing of presidency information,” he famous.
By Douglas Mudambo