Nandi County Government has enrolled 200 interns who graduated from colleges and universities to train and enable them acquire experience and relevant skills in the job market.
According to the Chief officer in charge of Public Administration Ms Grace Sugut, The internship program will be rolled out in two phases with each phase running for a period of six months.
“We have done the recruitment of 400 applicants but based on logistical issues, we’ve taken the first batch of 200 interns who will be working in the county for the next six months before the next group comes in.” Ms Sugut said.
She spoke during the induction exercise which was conducted at Municipal Hall.
The interns who will be posted to different departments across the county will earn a monthly stipend of 12,500 for degree holders, 10,500 for Diploma holders and 8,500 for Certificate holders.
- 400 interns to be recruited by Nandi County Government.
- Nandi county government facilitates entrepreneurship training for youths.
- Nandi county government to sponsor technical training students.
Nandi Governor Stephen Sang said that the internship program will enable the youth to get real workplace experience in different county departments.
“The programme seeks to eradicate unemployment through provision of skills and experiences for fresh graduates so as to make them prepared to take up responsibilities in the competitive labour market,” the governor said.
The county received 3558 applications for the internship programme but only 400 qualified after they were shortlisted and interviewed.
The initiative by the county Government of Nandi is unique one that comes as a relief to the many youths who have been turned away from jobs the they qualify for but lack industrial experience.