Excelevate is our job creation stimuli by tapping into the innovative nature of our Youth and the experienced nature of market experts in a challenge-driven solve-problem approach. Excelevate addresses the skills gap in higher education by connecting the industry sector with potential work force trained with right skills to solve real world problems
Unemployment remains one of the major challenges in Kenya and an estimated 80% of Kenya’s unemployed are young people between the age of 15 and 35 years and 60% of this youth are unemployable due to lack of relevant skills. Furthermore, approximately 800,000 young Kenyans are entering the labour market per year.
FACTS TO NOTE
- On average, it takes up to 5 years for university students to get decent work post graduation.
- In 2018 FKE reported , about 4 – 10 staff are recruited at entry level. Of this number, approximately 54% are unprepared to take up the jobs.
- Companies struggle to get adequately skilled graduates as value of the degree does not match up with the demands in the job markets today.