By Wasike Elvis.
The Jubilee administration will start a graduate paid internship programme next year that will see fresh graduates from technical training institutes, polytechnics and universities getting a chance to earn money while gaining working experience.
President Uhuru Kenyatta recently said the programme will see graduates from universities and technical institutes get paid internship for a period of 12 to 18 months.
“Beginning next year, university, polytechnic and technical training institute students will be offered a one to one-and-a-half year paid internship,” he said at 64 Stadium recently.
President Kenyatta said the transformative internships would enable graduates to sharpen the skills they learnt in college as they prepare to either enter the world of employment or venture into business.
“This will end the story of youth being denied jobs due to lack of experience. The initiative is aimed at imparting skills and knowledge to youths,” he noted.