Kasese Youth Polytechnic Background
Kasese Youth Polytechnic (KYP) is a Public Technical Institution (Government Aided) located in Kasese District in Nyamwamba Division in Kihara Road Cell at Rukoki just 500 meters behind Kasese District Headquarters. It started in the year 2011 as a Presidential pledge in a drive by NRM Government to make vocational skills reach the youth, women and all vulnerable people to increase their employment opportunities.
In an attempt to remain focused on its main mandates, the institute developed statements of its Vision, Mission and Organizational core values as:
To be a Centre of Excellence in producing Skilled graduates with creative solutions for renewable energy and other vocations.
To provide quality skills training for technicians in renewable energy and other vocations that are responsive to the labor market demands.
Professionalism, integrity, teamwork, innovativeness, skills oriented and accountability.
The Institute grew from scratch through the years to the present day Training Centre where the youth obtain vocational training both formal and non-formal in various disciplines as stipulated below:Formal Training, examined by UBTEB, is offered to O-Level leavers or people in possession of UJTC. They are trained for two years then they graduate with National Certificates in their various areas of specification namely:
1.National Certificate in Building Construction (NCBC)
2.National Certificate in Automotive Mechanics (NCAM)
3.National Certificate in Electrical Installation Systems and Maintenance (NCES)
4.National Certificate in Plumbing (NCPL)
5.National Certificate in Agriculture Production (NCAP)
Non formal training (assessed by DIT): This is a training opportunity given to vulnerable youth and child-mothers. These are said to be vulnerable because they have very low chances for well-paid employment because they lack skills required for gainful employment.
The non-formal courses available are Hair Dressing, Tailoring, welding, brick laying, Plumbing, Carpentry and joinery, Electrical systems Installation and maintenance, Motor vehicle mechanics, Building construction, Solar Systems Installation and Maintenance. The trainees of these courses are assessed by DIT