The skills development training is an 8 month training that focuses on providing vocational and technical skills training to out of school youth in the fields of tailoring, multimedia art and crafts, catering, baking and housekeeping, entrepreneurship and job readiness skills.
Alongside the mainstream skills development training PELI-U provides staff and trainees with skills training in liquid soap and sanitizer making as part of improving sanitation and hygiene at organizational level and household level. The trainees are also trained in environmental conservation, nutrition and gardening and tasked to set up vegetable, fruit and environmental friendly trees in their homes.
PELI-U runs a tailoring production unit that is linked to the training and run by the alumni trainees. Through the tailoring production unit PELI-U produces assorted bags which are sold and the proceeds are used to procure materials to train more out of school youth and facilitate production staff.
The tailoring production unit was transformed into a mask making as a result of Covid19 pandemic. PELI-U intensified the production of liquid soap and sanitizer that have been distributed to key service providers (health center workers, boda boda riders, shop keepers, District and Subcounty task force, prison and police units, religious institutions and teachers).