• 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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Security is paramount for safeguarding people’s properties and ensuring there is peace and order. The security sector in Kenya has recently grown at a very high rate with establishment of many private security firms providing security and surveillance to banks, training institutions, business premises, companies, e.t.c. In order to provide a pool of competent security guards to these security firms CAP-YEI trains youths in Security Guarding and Systems where our trainees are trained on lifeskills, various components of security systems and they are also taken through security drills, with this kind of training and exposure to the real job market during training, most of our trainees end up being given managerial positions as they are considered to be better prepared and competent in their work. Below are photos of our Nakuru Centre Security Guarding and Systems trainees undertaking various activities during their training. ...

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At CAP-YEI, apart from training youths we also build Capacity of instructors of Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) which were earlier referred to as Youth Polytechnics with the aim of transferring CAP-YEI’s effective skills training strategies based on the Basic Employability Skills Training (BEST) model to instructors, hence improve the enrolment, retention, training and networking for sustainable economic opportunities for trainees enrolled at the County’s Vocational Training Institutions. In this regard CAP-YEI had an opportunity to share the capacity building concepts with all Managers of all the VTCs in Nakuru County during their Review meeting at Nakuru Vocational Training Centre. This was made possible by an invite from the Director Vocational Training Nakuru County Mr. David Mwangi. ...

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Exposure to the real job market is what helps our trainees gain upto date experience on the current hands on Technology currently on use in the job market, this goes a long way in helping our trainees smoothly and competently transition from classroom training to the job market. Below are photos of our Nanyuki Centre trainees during their exposure visit. ...

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Food is a basic need that every human cannot live without but quality and tasty food full of aroma and nutrients is what all humans yearn for. At our Nyahururu Centre we train Hospitality Course where practical sessions are very key in ensuring that once our trainees get employed in any restaurant either within Kenya or abroad they can comfortably and competently prepare food in any menu requested by the clients. Below are photos of our Nyahururu hospitality trainees during practical sessions. ...

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CAP Youth Empowerment Institute

www.capyei.org Internships and Placement Drive Day 2 with Yashpal Sihag Isaac Kigoto Elizabeth Caren Wambui Willis Olweny Foxy Odhiambo Gordon Dennis Gîchobi Ankathi Ashok ...

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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.