19 Jun 2024

The Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) took a significant step in advancing the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) program in Kenya. Represented by CHRP Grace Kaome, FKE's Human Resources & Administration Manager, the organization joined other key stakeholders and members of the RPL National Implementation Committee to develop a comprehensive national roll-out plan for the program. 

The RPL program is a transformative initiative aimed at recognizing and certifying skills acquired through informal and non-formal means. By carefully assessing individual competencies, the program ensures that a wider range of skills and experiences are formally acknowledged, thus opening up new opportunities for many Kenyans. 

The meeting, which brought together a diverse group of influential figures, was marked by the presence of Dr. Alice Kande-Gakio, Director General of the Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA), and the KNQA board chair. Additionally, a representative from the Principal Secretary of the State Department of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) participated, highlighting the collaborative nature of this national effort. 

Ms. Kaome's involvement underscores FKE's commitment to fostering inclusive growth and development in the Kenyan workforce. By participating in the development of the RPL roll-out plan, FKE aims to support the formal recognition of all forms of learning and skills acquisition, thereby enhancing the employability and career progression of many individuals. 

This initiative aligns with FKE's broader mission to advocate for policies and programs that promote fair and equitable labour practices. The successful implementation of the RPL program promises to bridge gaps in the current education and training systems, ultimately contributing to a more skilled and versatile workforce in Kenya.