Upskilling

Since 2013, Kepler’s mission has been to create new pathways to employment for young people.

In January 2021, Kepler expanded to Ethiopia with a pilot program to tackle Africa’s growing youth unemployment challenge. The Graduate Employment Program (GEP) was launched in collaboration with two TVETs (Technical and Vocational Education (TVET) institutions in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

GEP aims to upskill unemployed graduates of TVETs with soft skills and job readiness skills before placing them in professional internships and jobs that are aligned with their technical training. Additionally, Kepler establishes partnerships with employers to support graduates' access to employment opportunities and get ongoing feedback to improve the curriculum. So far, the GEP has trained 782 graduates from Nefas Silk Polytechnic College and Addis Ababa Tegbareid Polytechnic College in Addis Ababa, with over 85% of them employed or pursuing further education within six months of completing training.

We plan to further expand GEP to reach over

 
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TVET and University graduates by 2026
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Graduates trained, from 2 polytechnic colleges in Addis Ababa
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Employed or pursuing further education within six months of training completion