The Government implemented the following strategies to increase the ICT talent pool in order to meet the demand for ICT skilled human capital.
Kenya Institute of Mass Communication Graduates
In line with Kenya Vision 2030 objective of increasing the ICT talent pool, the Kenya Institute of Mass Communication ( KIMC) empowered 1000 Youths through provision of hands on skills in Mass Communication. It is worth noting that majority if not all the 1000 graduates have already secured employment in the ICT sector following the Digital TV Migration.
Empowerment to Youth, Women and People with Disability
The ministry awarded tenders worth over Kshs. 56.5 Million to Youth, Women and People with Disability thereby empowering them economically and thus breaking the vicious cycle of poverty in line with the jubilee manifesto. The ministry also offered internship to over 1000 Youths enabling them to gain practical experience in various fields as well as facilitating 20 Youths who are trainees in Telecommunication Engineering to undergo specialized training abroad.
Presidential Digital Talent
The government has launched the Presidential Digital Talent programme targeting over 500 Youths to train in good corporate and public governance. Already 100 young graduates have been identified and have started training in various Government and private organizations. The programme is expected to inspire Kenyan youths with the required skills in management and service excellence in both public and private sector. This Programme is been implemented in partnership with renowned international ICT Companies.