Tuskys to provide paid internship to 51 Hemland College students

Mr. Robert Kamau, Principal, Hemland College (in black suit) Mr. Simon Wamburu, Tuskys Senior Manager, Human Resource, sign the MOU. Looking on (left-to-right) Zipporah Nduta, Liason Offer, Hemland College with students and Patrine Seghi, Tuskys Manager, HR Operations and Stephen Malua, Tuskys Senior Manager, Corporate Affairs.
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Tuskys Supermarket has partnered with Hemland College to provide a paid internship to 51 students as part of the Tuskys internship programme. Hemland College is currently working with National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) to implement the Kenya Youth Employment and opportunities (KYEOP), a government run project that is funded by the World Bank.

As part of the partnership, Hemland College in conjunction with NITA shall select the beneficiaries for participation in the apprenticeship program and will be prioritized on the basis of trade and skills acquired. On the other hand, Tuskys shall ensure that the beneficiary gets learning opportunities and are provided with a platform to learn practical job skills in various Tuskys department.

The Tuskys internship programme offers young people an opportunity to gain practical/employable skills through on the job training, coaching and mentorship.

In the KYEOP project, the youth are taken through training in various learning institutions, Hemland College being one of them. In the course of the sponsorship the students are attached to institutions in the relevant industry for three months as part of the training.

Hemland College of Professional and Technical studies is a middle level college located in Thika town offering technical courses approved by the Ministry of Education and Technology. NITA is a State Corporation established under the Industrial Training (Amendment) Act of 2011.

Tusker Mattresses Limited, better known as Tuskys Supermarket, was founded in Rongai, a remote town near Nakuru by Mzee Joram Kamau, over 30 years ago and has grown to become Kenya’s largest retail chain by the number of stores. We are operating 61 branches in both Kenya and Uganda.

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