G-Youth Career Resource Centre
The Career Resource Centre is a friendly, safe space for youth to learn about career opportunities.
The Official opening of the Career Resource Center was presided over by His Excellency the US Ambassador to Kenya,
Mr. Michael Ranneberger on 19th October 2010.
The goal of the Centre is to provide local youth with structured career development information, skills and opportunities to pursue careers and transition into higher education. In addition, the Centre provides a friendly, respectful and safe space for youth.
G-Youth Career Service and Programs
The Centre’s library maintains updated information on higher education opportunities in terms of institutions, degrees, course offerings, entry requirements, cost and scholarship opportunities. The Centre arranges for representatives of institutions to come to the Centre and conduct seminars on these topics.
The Career Directions service focuses on helping youth assess their career interest, identify jobs they are interested in pursuing and determining the kind of education, training and skill building that these careers requires. In addition to career information that is available at the Centre, specialists representing deferent professions are invited to give presentations and conduct discussion groups. The Centre also sponsors periodic career planning and job interviewing workshops for interested youth.
The Centre provides community service and volunteer opportunities as a way to gain experience and help youth to connect with their community and give back.
Recreation Opportunities for G-Youth
The Career Resource Centre provides recreation facilities for both indoor and outdoor activities. The Centre plans to help organize opportunities for both males and females to participate in football, basketball, volleyball and other sports.
Computer Services at the CRC
The CRC has a state-of-the art computer lab. G-Youth has refurbished KNLS’ existing ICT Centre and outfit it with 30 new computers to make it conducive for learning and development. The computer lab has separate spaces for males and females. Computer training is offered at the Centre. During the weekends, the CRC serves as an Internet café. Computer training and Internet services allows KNLS to generate income to help maintain the services established by the project.
The first 60 youth are currently undertaking basic computer training at the center.
The Career Resource Centre (CRC) is co-managed by G-Youth staff and KNLS staff. KNLS has allocated space for the youth library/career resource centre and additional space where G-Youth counselors can provide counseling support services.
The counseling area is partitioned and separate counseling rooms established – one for males and one for females.
G-Youth manages the Center initially. EDC provides capacity-strengthening training and support to KNLS staff, and hand over complete management of the CRC before the end of the project.
Female and Male Youth undertaking basic computer training at the Career Resource Center (C.R.C)
The US Ambassador to Kenya, His Excellency Mr. Micheal Ranneberger Presiding over the Official Opening of the Career Resource Center at the Kenya National Library Services, Garissa Branch.