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Government announces mass training program, with stipend for unemployed youth, How to apply

Government announces an annual mass training program, with stipend, for unemployed youth across the country.

Through a government-sponsored program, unemployed Kenyan youth under 35 have a chance to earn a monthly income while learning new skills.

The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) stated on Wednesday, October 26, that it was seeking applicants for the 2023 cohort of the yearly Young Professional Program (YPP).

The program is intended for recent graduates who want to enhance their skills in the field of specialization.

“The Young Professional Programme (YPP) to expose the participants to the Competition Policy and Law Enforcement with the objective of motivating and thereof deepening interest and capacity in this field.

“The authority invites applications from suitably qualified applicants for the calendar year 2023,” read the statement in part.

All successful applicants will be offered a stipend at the end of every month during the one-year training period.

Those who will complete the program successfully will be hired by the government agency as permanent, pensionable employees.

How to Apply

According to CAK, applicants must have a Degree in Law, Economics, or Business related courses and should be aged below 35 years.

Applicants are advised to submit their application physically addressed to the CAK director general or electronically to recruitment@cak.go.ke

The application must have an application letter, a detailed CV, a copy of their National Identification Card, professional and academic certificates as well as referees.

Once successful, the applicants will submit copies of clearance certificates from the Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Criminal Investigations Department, and Credit Reference Bureau.

The successful candidates will be under a one-year training contract and will be required to write a paper on Competition Policy and Law prior to the issuance of a certificate.

Applications are open until November 7, 2022.

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