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US signs pact to train and hire 2,000 Kenyans in textile industry

Published on July 10, 2017

About 2,000 Kenyan youth are set to be trained and be employed in the textile industry following the signing of a grant between the US government and a Kenyan firm.

In the deal signed on Friday between the USAid East Africa Trade and Investment Hub (the Hub) and Generation Program Kenya Limited, a local subsidiary of the McKinsey Social Initiative, the programme seeks to recruit, train and employ 2,000 Kenyan youth in the apparel industry.

In a press release sent to newsrooms, USAid Kenya and East Africa Acting Mission Director Tina Dooley-Jones said through the initiative to be piloted in collaboration with Ministry of Industry, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers and apparel companies, seven fully equipped training centres will be put up in the country. Read more. Source | Business Daily