GEP’s Transformative Approach to Job Market Readiness Empowers African Youth




In a world where competition for employment is fierce, youth in Ethiopia are embracing the opportunity to enhance their employability through Kepler’s Graduate Employment Program (GEP). The program equips learners with essential soft skills, empowering them to navigate the job market with confidence.

Students like Tariku Teshome and Wibet Aderajew Miseganaw from Addis Ababa Tegbare-Id Polytechnic College are among the 2,335 trainees who have experienced firsthand the benefits of the program.

Tariku Teshome, a 21-year-old Accounting student, discovered the immense value of Kepler’s GEP training sessions. Reflecting on his decision to enroll, Tariku emphasized his desire to enhance his writing skills and improve his ability to communicate effectively in various professional settings.

Tariku Teshome

Tariku expressed confidence that the skills he acquired through the GEP training sessions would have a transformative impact on his career path. He highlighted the importance of organization, efficiency, and effective communication as key skills in his field of study, emphasizing their relevance to future job opportunities.

I believe the skills I am acquiring will shape my career path by making me more successful in my chosen profession,” Tariku shared. “The ability to write compelling resumes and cover letters, as well as to communicate effectively, will give me a competitive edge when applying for jobs. I am excited about the prospects ahead.

Wibet Aderajew Miseganaw, a 20-year-old Accounting student, was inspired to enroll in Kepler’s GEP after witnessing the transformation of a friend who had undergone the program. Intrigued by her friend’s improved computer literacy skills and other acquired abilities, Wibet decided to explore the program for himself.

Wibet Aderajew Miseganaw
I am learning how to effectively organize my tasks and complete my work on time. This is an essential skill for any professional, as it allows me to be efficient and productive,” Wibet shared. “I am also developing strong communication skills, both in writing such resumes and cover letters, and in person. This will allow me to effectively communicate with my colleagues and clients, which is essential for success in any business environment.

Both Tariku and Wibet’s experiences exemplify the transformative impact of Kepler’s Graduate Employment Program. By prioritizing the development of essential soft skills, these students are equipping themselves with the tools necessary to thrive in their chosen careers. The program’s emphasis on communication, professionalism, problem-solving, and proactive thinking aligns perfectly with the demands of the modern job market.

Their determination to excel in their respective fields is inspiring, and they are confident that the skills acquired through the program will pave the way for a prosperous future. As they approach graduation, Tariku and Wibet stand poised to make a significant impact in their professional journeys, armed with the expertise to excel in their careers.

In its ongoing commitment to transforming the lives of African youth through accessible and affordable high quality education and job market readiness, Kepler continues to nurture young talent and provide them with the tools and resources they need to achieve their goals. The program is playing a vital role in shaping the future of work for vulnerable African youth, ensuring they have the necessary skills to thrive in an increasingly competitive job market, empowering them to contribute to the growth of their country’s economies.

Learn more about the Graduate Employment Program (GEP) here.