Do I have to pay to attend the assessment?
No, the assessment is free.You do not have to pay anything before you are accepted into the Life Skills Program
What is the cost of the partaking in the program
At Yusudi we are more about the training and offering you a career coach to help you navigate a successful career path. There are flexible payment terms for the first month of training.
1. Pay a training fee of Kshs 2500 per week for a period of 4 weeks.
2. Pay a training fee of Kshs 1750 per week for a period of 6 weeks.
The fee has been set to ensure your commitment to the program.
What is the price of the program based on?
The price of the program covers the investment we do in our trainees in terms of the training, internships search and allocation, and support provided during the internships, as well as further career coaching.
What student’s career backgrounds are covered in training?
We train all backgrounds since soft skills are across all industries. However, our internship-based training is best for those with interest in areas of sales, graphics design marketing & administration as we are able to offer support & placement in these fields with our partner SME companies. We do get special field requests from time to time & we ensure to advertise the same as we encourage applications.
Can I participate only in training (I am not interested in internship)?
Yes you can. If you decide only to take part in the first month training without internship we charge an overall cost of KSH 15,000
Can I participate only in internship only without the soft-skills training?
Unfortunately, we do not offer this option since the companies that we work with specify that they require interns to have undergone training before they can work with them.
What happens after I complete the internship?
From past experience, once the internship ends, you would either get employed by the organisation or you would start your own search for work with the support of Yusudi. If you have provided high commitment during the training we ensure that you get support from us in any future endeavors.
What is offered in the training?
The training is an intensive preparation to advance trainees’ personal development and work based skills. Personal development helps trainees to understand their values, what they are good at and those that require improvement ultimately helping them identify & work on creating a career. These include personal value proposition, personal learning plan creation, personal network mapping, problem solving among many more. Whilst the work based skills help build on the trainees career making them more suitable for the workplace. These include business etiquette, networking, negotiation, creating powerful presentations among others.
What are life-skills?
Life skills refers to the skills you need to make the most out of life.They help in managing and living a better quality of life which helps you accomplish your ambitions and live to your full potential in your personal and professional lives
What are some common examples of life-skills?
How is the training conducted?
We use the Yusudi Way to conduct our training. This approach combines different elements such as trainer to trainee relation, learning environment , trainee to trainee relation to provide high quality, creative, customized learning. Some of the elements are: highly interactive workshops, individual coaching, trainee group bonding, and more.
How long is the program?
The program takes 4 months in which the first month covers the life-skills training while the next 3 months involves a full-time internship at one of our partner companies as well as career coaching support, and evening workshops on career development and entrepreneurship.
Why should I partake in the training?
If you are looking to grow in your personal development capacity to get ahead in life, this training is for you. Whereas the training helps you upskill yourself, the paid internship is a perk to help you get started in your career path. Many employers are seeking the skills that you’ll acquire from this program and it will definitely set you apart from your peers.
Do I need any qualifications?
Having a minimum of a high school National certificate is ideal, especially with demonstrated pro activity through volunteering or work experience. Certificates, diplomas and degrees are added an advantage.
Are there exams involved?
There are no written exams involved in the training, however we have assessments throughout to check the progress of trainees for the duration the program.
Is there a certificate at the end of training?
Yes, at the end of the 4 month’s training, trainees receive a certificate that will help you prove to potential employers that you have pre-career skills training increasing your employability.
What if I don’t complete the course?
If you do not complete the course you will not qualify to receive a certificate, an offer with our partner companies for work experience through us and we shall not be able to further provide career coaching.
What are some of the companies you have worked with?
There are three different ways in which you can partake the program. First one: you meet the exact criteria of internship or you are flexible, therefore we guarantee you a pre-selected internship. Second one: you want to work in a specific area based on your background and you show a high level of commitment, therefore we will seek an internship for you whilst you get trained. Third one: You only want to participate in the training or you wish to find your own internship. In this case we do not guarantee an internship.
I am trained in a certain field but I would like to go into a different field, is that an issue?
We encourage our trainees to be as open minded and flexible as they can and we provide the support for a seamless adjustment into the positions of their choice.
Do you offer training in any other areas outside Nairobi?
Currently we offer in-person training only in Nairobi, however, if you sign up for our newsletter, we will make sure to get in touch with you once we expand to more regions.
What does Program collaboration with Yusudi entail?
As part of the program collaboration we have a prior meeting to understand your training needs. We then build a customised program that covered training in the areas of need reviewed. We provide long term continuous support.
What is the recruitment process of taking interns from Yusudi for companies?
To take on Yusudi interns you should contact one of Yusudi’s representatives. This person will meet you to understand your talent needs. There are two options, either we have a person with the needed background, already trained, available to start directly. We can also hire and train a person specifically for your job specification it you give us a lead time of around 1.5 months.
How does Yusudi involve companies in the recruitment process?
We work really closely with companies to ensure we recruit a person that fits your organisational culture and the role background. We either find the person for you directly or involve you by letting you interview pre-selected candidates.
How do you conduct the training of trainees for individual companies?
We ensure that 40% of our training is role specific. This means that we will build customised tasks that will help the person acquire a higher skills level in the areas that you require.
What is the cost involved for Companies?
We do not charge companies for the first three months of internship. However, we expect you to provide trainees with a stipend of a minimum of Ksh 16,000.00. If you decide to hire the person after the completion of the first three months, we expect you to pay us a commission that equals to 50% of the employees’ first month of salary.
What happens if we want to offer the trainees long term employment?
If you decide to offer the trainees long term employment we simply ask you to pay us a commission that equals to 50% of the employees’ first month of salary.
Do you offer training for company employees?
We offer customized trainees for your employees to ensure you achieve a higher organisational performance. Please contact one of Yusudi’s representatives or firstname.lastname@example.org to book a meeting and discuss how we can help you.