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Capacity Building For The Job Service Officers – Nairobi, Kenya

Capacity Building for the Job Service Officers – Nairobi, Kenya

For young people in Don Bosco TVET centers, entering the workforce after training is an essential next step. The responsibility of the Job Service Officers (JSOs) is to ease the transition of the graduates into the labour market. Not only should they support them during the transition, but they also need to keep track of these graduates.

To complete this work, the Job Service Officers need the required competencies and skills. Training on how to carry out tracer study for Job Service Officers within the DBTA network was conducted by Don Bosco Tech Africa (DBTA) in collaboration with Institut de la Francophonie pour l’Education et la Formation (IFEF) from July 18 to July 23, 2022. The objective of the training was to contribute to the improvement of the integration of young people through relevant systems and professional training in Don Bosco TVET centres.

32 participants, representing 29 countries in the Africa-Madagascar region, learnt how to perform tracer studies and use the web tool “InserJeune” developed by the Institut de la Francophonie over the course of five days. This application will enhance the work of the Job Service Officers since it will help them track graduates and the companies that employ them. It will also help to know those who are self-employed. This tracer study is significant since it will help the TVET centres know whether the courses offered meet the labour market demands.

The trainers thanked the attendees for their cooperation during the training and reaffirmed their availability to assist as needed. They urged the participants to incorporate companies/industries in the use of the application.

Br. John Njuguna Deputy Director DBTech Africa, thanked Institut de la Francophonie pour l’Education et la Formation (IFEF) for the partnership and for giving DBTA the application. He reminded them they are now part of the DBTA family and we will continue to work together for the benefit of young people. He also reminded the participants they are a critical component of the DBTA network value chain system. He urged them to keep the spirit of the network alive and work together towards the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life of young people. He reiterated that equipping young people with skills helps protect human dignity and this will help us change the narrative of Africa into a positive one.

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