Skills Expert

The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya (AHK Kenya) has supported both national and specific German initiatives and developments in the field of vocational training since 2013. Additionally, AHK Kenya supports German companies, in their activities regarding the development of dual vocational training programs.

Now, since the end of the year 2017, through the support of the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy, AHK Kenya is implementing a “Skills Expert” project with the primary goal to establish sustainable structures to enable dual vocational training in Kenya. The project which is conducted by an experienced German skilled expert and a local skills expert, will initiate new dual training programs, new job descriptions and develop demand with the companies. Over the next 3 years, the Skills Expert team will develop and expand dual training programs in the occupational fields such as hospitality/ tourism (hotel specialists, restaurant manager / clerk), business communication management, freight forwarding and logistics services, supply management, waste management and medical technicians. These are areas that have been identified as needing skilled labor force.  The target groups are Kenyan companies, customers of German companies and German companies that produce, sell and maintain their machinery and other products in Kenya.

In addition, “train the trainer” programs will be established and implemented to build the capacity both of trainers in vocational schools and companies participating in dual vocational skills development programs.

Partnerships with small and medium sized Kenyan companies as well as German and large international/local companies will be built to enable their participation in dual vocational training.

AHK Kenya has established itself as a competence center and service provider for dual training in Kenya. For each established occupational field there is a competent sub-working group of the vocational training committee, which is convened and managed by the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce in Kenya.


Mr. Bruno Backes

Head of Vocational Training / Skills Expert

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