• 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..

Featured News

COVID-19 Update

As a result of COVID-19 Pandemic, Our centers have remained closed since the governments ordered closure of all learning institutions. We continue to encourage our Trainee to follow government directives and stay safe. The organisation has established measures to keep the affected Trainees engaged as we hope that the...
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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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To commemorate the International Youth Day, www.capyei.org ensures that the youth have access to skills training through the development of a Learning Management System that shall be at the disposal of all TVET institutions across the country. This shall make it possible for the new normal which is blended learning ...

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I Presided over today, the launch of Learning Management System for TVET Institutions which seeks to bring Technical and Vocational Education delivery to the people through Smart Gadgets. Whether that is a phone, laptop, desktop, tablet or iPad.

This system is a brainchild of CAP Youth Empowerment Institute, sponsored by the Mastercard
The event was hosted in Othaya Vocational Centre.

I am excited to note that once in proper use by Trainers, Trainees and Institutions, it will make the Skilling of our Youths a reality to millions who would otherwise have been left behind.

Every day, we can improve the lives of our young people.
Son of the Soil.

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Join us Live here at Facebook on 11th August 2020 from 10 AM during the Launch of a LMS developed to support blended learning for TVET. You can also follow the event through Youtube or Zoom as per the media below. ...

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Meet Nuur Musa Ibrahim our Alumni from Tana River Delta. He trained in one of our center in Mtwapa. He graduated and linked to a livelihood opportunity in a Security Firm. Through the entrepreneurship skills he gained, he managed to save while employed at Farsight Security firm and ventured in Agri Business. He grows watermelom which has given him an alternative source of income. "I am glad am now able to sustain myself and family. I thank CAPYEI for the support and skills I gained" - Nuur. From us at CAPYEI, we wish Nuur success in life.

To join CAP YEI Training, register in the link below.

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CAP Youth Empowerment Institute is implementing the COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation.
The program aims at providing innovative solutions in the training sector through blended training a method that uses both traditional classroom and e-learning environment with more focus on use of technology.
The program seeks to improve the capacity of instructors and engage young people through learning during this period of COVID-19 disruption.
In a virtual meeting held on 8th July with Government officials drawn both from National and Counties, Director of Vocational Training Education- Eng. Mwaa- and County Directors of TVET confirmed that TVET institutions are ready to move and embrace the new approach in the training.
Through our partnership with Mastercard Foundation, we are committed to navigating this crisis alongside them to deliver solutions to TVET sector.

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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.