• 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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Youths Reached




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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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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January Intake

All our centers across the country opened on 7th January 2019 and enrollment commenced on the same day. 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 and...
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This is during hairdressing and beauty Practicals at KIAMBU Center where we train on the latest trends in the market like Gel Polish and Acrylic nails.We not only focus on theories but also on practicals as they help the students to be fully equipped and ready to work in the industry. ...

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Congratulations to those who Graduated today across our centers in the Coast Region. We appreciate the partnership and support from the county governments of Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale who were in attendance. EU -GIZ project implemented by CAP-YEI is changing lives of the youth giving them the Basic Employability Skills. Its impact can already be felt whereby after the training youth have abandoned drug abuse, conflicts and criminal activities and they start focusing on self empowerment through employment or entrepreneurship. ...

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EU - GIZ Project Graduation. The Joy is evident. Evidence that the youth are hungering for skills. Once we give them the skills, they cant hide it. At www.capyei.org we train, and equip youth with hands on skills in technical trades and link them to employment opportunities. ...

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Executing the training on at the job location, rather than the classroom, creates a stress-free environment for our trainees. Naivasha Batch 8 trainees are on it and believe...... There are no shortcuts to any place worth going............Training is everything............the OJT sessions are giving them a hands-on opportunity. ...

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Pastry is an art.Nyahururu batch 8 hospitality class during pastry practicals. ...

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Become a CAP Student

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.