• Placements

    An Alumni of Mtwapa Center working in the Service Department at Hotel having graduated with a certificate in Hospitality.

  • Electrical and Electronics

    Electrical and Electronics Trainees during field learning on Electrical Installations. CAP YEI focuses on Competence Based Education and Training

  • Automobile

    Graduands in Automobile performing repair works in a local garage. They are equipped with both Technical skills and Lifeskills

  • Security

    Security Class from our Mkwanjuni Center during the a graduation ceremony conducting a parade.

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CAP-Youth Empowerment Institute Kenya (YEI) is a non government organization started in 2011 committed, to train youth out of school in job entry level skills. This training is operationalized using the Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) model. CAPYEI is guided by three core objectives:

  • To ensure disadvantaged youth acquire life skills, relevant labor market skills, savings education, and small business development.
  • To facilitate disadvantaged youth access internship and job opportunities during through institutionalized public-private partnership.
  • To ensure youth receive vital pre and post job placement counseling, support, and services including financial as they transition to work..

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January Intake

All our centers across the country are enrolling for the January Intake. You can visit any center and register. We target youth between 18 and 29 yrs of age who have completed secondary education, or dropped out before completing their secondary education.  The youth must come from vulnerable backgrounds...
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Entrepreneurship Training for Alumni

This is the first training program designed specifically for CAP alumni who have chosen to pursue Entrepreneurship as a pathway to earning a livelihood. The program is open to youth who: 1. Are previous alumni of CAPYEI 2. Completed the BEST model training at least six months ago 3....
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Nyeri Governor H. E Mutahi Kahiga today hosted a team from CAP Youth Empowerment Institute (CAPYEI) led by the Executive Director Ndung’u Kahihu.

CAPYEI is a Kenyan NGO which focuses on providing employability skills to youth in the society.

They discussed on areas of partnership with the County Government of Nyeri with their main target being Technical Training Institutes (TTI). The partnership is meant to increase the number of youths accessing skills training and job market relevant skills.
Mr. Ndung’u informed the Governor that CAPYEI has already partnered with Othaya Technical Training Institute whereby they have already trained 1,300 youths.

He added that CAPYEI is seeking to add to the number of TTIs partnership within the county, in which they will roll out their training programs. Further, they will enhance capacity building by training Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) managers.
The partnership will also increase disadvantaged youths in accessing internship and job opportunities during and after training experiences.

Governor Kahiga pledged his government's full support noting that this partnership will be beneficial to Nyeri youth. He further added that Nyeri County has 39 operational vocational centres after over 15 others were revived and partnering with CAPYEI will be of great impact to people's lives.

Others present were County Secretary Ben Gachichio, CEC Gender & Youth Esther Ndung'u and Ag. Chief Officer Susan Kinyua.

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Excited to host visitors from Youth Build International who visited our Trainees during a field exposure visit at Athi River. ...

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CAP Youth Empowerment Institute has been nominated for the upcoming National Diversity and Inclusion Awards and Recognition (DIAR- AWARDS). The awards recognize, celebrate and honor Corporate organizations, NGOs, government agencies and individuals who champion for the inclusion of persons with disabilities, the Youth; as well as gender equality champions, peace and cohesion champions and green economy champions.

Kindly go to diarawards.com go to vote for CAP Youth Empowerment Institute under category Y1: Diversity and Inclusion Opportunities for Youth Empowerment Award.

Together let us bring the award home.

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We are proud as we celebrate our Batch 5 Phase 2 trainees who underwent Security Guarding and Systems training in Naivasha Centre. They did their attachment at Naivasha Sub County Fire Fighting Department and we are delighted as they have been absorbed by Naivasha Sub County, Nakuru County government Fire Fighting Department. Keep up the good work.

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CAP youth Empowerment Institute implements Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) model through public-private partnerships for its sustainability and scalability. CAP YEI mobilizes and enrolls qualified target of youth by involving grass root government officials, local CBOs, network of youth organizations, youth and community leaders, and religious gatherings. CAP YEI skills training is guided by labor force demand in each area where our training is located as informed by market scan research and revisits.