• 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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E-Day creates an opportunity for our Entrepreneurship trainees to vividly pitch and show case the various businesses they run while in training. The various Entrepreneurship mentors invited during E-day who are running successful businesses play a vital role in evaluating and guiding these trainees providing tips and ideas which expounds on the creativity and the sustainability aspects of a business which are key in assisting our Entrepreneurship trainees run Successful and sustainable business ventures. The Central Rift Region E-day took place at Nakuru Centre where all the 5 Centres in the region participated namely Nakuru Centre, Naivasha Centre, Nyahururu Centre, Narok Centre and Nanyuki Centre. The E-day was graced by Mr. Benson Macharia the CAP-YEI EDP Coordinator and mentors from across the Rift Valley region. ...

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ZEAL AT ITS BEST.Today Buruburu hospitality students had fun in the kitchen preparing sorbets and fish Naggets.Sorbet is a frozen dessert made from sweetened water with flavoring (typically fruit juice or fruit purée, wine, liqueur, or very rarely, honey). ...

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Parents do also form an important part of mentorship networking. At MCK centre they were proud to have a Batch 8 trainees' parent conduct a mentorship session to the Capyei trainees. ...

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At Capyei we value our trainees enough to provide guidance and mentorship through our networks. Holy Ghost centre was today priveleged to have a mentorship session conducted by Centum. ...

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Practical is an important aspect of the classroom training for Capyei students, it keeps them fully engaged and proactive during the classroom delivery.This is Lamu centre trainees during a practical session. ...

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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.