In a bid to prepare Kenyan small businesses to adapt to the new normal, discover new career paths, learn relevant skills and find jobs that are in-demand, the Ministry of Industrialization Trade & Enterprise Development through MSEA in partnership with Stanbic Bank, Microsoft Kenya and African Centre for Women & ICT supported by UNDP Kenya rolled out the Future Ni Digital initiative – a digital literacy, entrepreneurship, and career skills program.
This training initiative aims to promote digital technologies and ICT as a way of creating employment opportunities for 50,000 MSEs and improving on public service delivery.
This initiative is open to all MSEs in Murang’a, Meru, Nairobi and Kisumu counties who;
- Were adversely impacted by Covid-19,
- Unemployed individuals,
- Individuals pursuing career changes
- Current job holders who want to upskill their digital skills.
- Job seekers and entrepreneurs looking to learn new skills to improve their businesses or create new enterprises
Some of the skills that MSEs will be trained in include;
1. Building your business
2. Basic Digital literacy skills
3. Microsoft Office 365
4. Intermediate skills & Azure Fundamentals
To sign up for the training, MSEs are advised to visit the Micro and Small Enterprises Authority offices at;
- Kariobangi Centre of Excellence in Nairobi – as you approach the civil round-about
- Maragua Constituency Industrial Development Centre in Murang’a- next to Murang’a County Creameries
- Mitunguu in Constituency Industrial Development Centre Meru- along Mitunguu – Kanyakine Road
- Micro and Small Enterprises Kisumu Office at the Huduma Centre building, 3rd floor
You can also contact the Authority on 0770 666 000 or 020 334 0006.