Kenya - Technical Vocational Education and Training for Relevant Skills Development Project - Phase II

Project Summary

Approval Date 01 Jul 2015
Signature Date 21 Aug 2015
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2022
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 41,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed project is a stand-alone operation within the framework of National Education Sector Plan 2014 to 2018 and the Kenya Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Act of 2013. The project also supports Youth Employment priorities outlined in the Second Medium Term Plan (MTP) 2013 to 2017. The ADF financing for this project will build on Phase 1. Building on the Phase 1 targeted institutions, the Phase II project targets middle level engineering and applied sciences faculties in thirty three (33) Technical Training Institutes (TTIs). The Phase II Project has particularly brought on board four ‘specialized’ TTIs, which mainly enroll youth with hearing and visual impairments as well as multiple disabilities. The main project interventions are to: provide the complete sets of equipment for engineering and applied sciences work stations; upgrade skills for existing TVET tutors including industry attachment; train poor and vulnerable youths in relevant TVET programs; support operationalization of the newly created TVET authority for accreditation and standards; and strengthen Governance and accountability at the TTIs level. The anticipated project’s outcomes will contribute to addressing the Youth unemployment concern by equipping youth with relevant skills for the industry.

Project Objectives

The overall development objective of the project is to increase access and equity, improve quality and relevance of TVET education and training. The specific objective of the project is to equip youth, at least 50% of them women, with relevant TVET skills for the immediate and emerging labor market needs. The expected project outcome is increased skilled and employable youths. The project’s envisaged results are to contribute to enhanced quality and relevance of TVET programs in line with the TVET Act of 2013 provisions; and to support increased access (enrolment) in engineering and applied sciences TVET Programs to meet the immediate and emerging labour market demands.


The project targets 3000 poor and vulnerable youths, including 300 youths living with disability from across the Country. Of the target youths, at least 50% will be females. The 33 target TVET institutions will benefit from TVETA accreditation for engineering and applied sciences programs thereby increasing their student’s enrolments in these faculties. Upgrading of the four ‘special needs’ TTIs will also benefit Youth with disability to timely access TVET and be empowered towards self-reliance’. The 600 TVET tutors (at least 30% female) will benefit from skills upgrading. MoEST will benefit from an improved TVET information management system that will enable it to make informed planning and policy decisions based on evidence from reliable data. The industry/private sector will benefit from TVET graduates who have relevant skills and also through the required industrial attachments. The Industry will have access to subsidised labour for the specific period. The private sector will greatly benefit from the equipment supply and installation. Overall, the GoK will benefit from a qualified and skilled TVET workforce which will attract foreign investments and steer the country towards the Vision 2030 aspirations for human capital development.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Kenya
Ministry of Education, Science and Techn


IATI identifier 46002-P-KE-IAE-002
Last Update 04 Dec 2021


Contact Details

Name OLANG'O Susan Achieng
Email s.olang'

Geographic Location

Country Kenya
Coordinates Location Name
1 38 Kenya