KitsoWorks

Catalyzing Employ-ability Skills

KITSOWORKS

About KitsoWorks: The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) has a strategic collaboration agreement with Microsoft Corporation through which a Microsoft Innovation Centre (MIC) has been setup within the BIH in Gaborone. Through this partnership a Youth Empowerment program called KitsoWorks has been setup, with the implementation partner Department of National Internship Program at the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs.

Workforce Development: A full ecosystem to support workforce development across Botswana for job research and professional skill enhancement – Online, on the ground and via a mobile function.

Catalyzing Employability Skills: A YouthSpark and 4Afrika initiative that provides youth with exclusive access, via internet and mobile phone, to courses to develop their professional skills and boost employment. A platform with a job search function, youth mentoring and social and professional networking. The program is rolled out in conjunction with Ministries of Youth and Labour, donor organizations and lead NGOs.

Personalized Experience: A full-inclusive experience which provides career planning resources for visitors to identify their career path and the training gap compared to the requirements. It offers extensive training options for different skills customized to specific target groups and jobs, directing visitors to online and physical locations where they can identify the jobs available, and helping them prepare their applications.

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