Public Service Commission has certified 135 mentors and coaches from Ministries, State Departments and Corporations. This after undergoing a five (5) days capacity building programme organized by the Commission between 18th and 22nd September 2023, at Lake Naivasha Resort, Nakuru County.
While presiding over the issuance of certificates the Deputy Commission Secretary (DCS) Ms. Jane Chege challenged the mentors and coaches to be determined and dedicated in shaping and molding the interns under their care.
“You are now certified mentors and coaches, we are entrusting you with these interns and always remember you are molding the future of our country,” said DCS Jane Chege.
She also added that the Public Service Internship Programme (PSIP) is a critical programme that is not only helping the government address the issue of unemployment but also equips the fresh graduates with requisite skills for career development.
“ Let’s allow the interns to make mistakes as they try to be innovative, this is an opportunity for them to experiment and learn,” said DCSMs. Jane Chege.
Through Mentors and Coaches capacity building programme under PSIP, the Commission is targeting to train over 300 mentors who will be tasked with nurturing interns deployed to their respective institutions. Since the inauguration of the capacity building programme, PSC has trained over 600 mentors and coaches.
Also in attendance were PSC,s Deputy Director HRMD (PSIP) Mr. Simon Mwangi, Deputy Director HRMD, Mr. Nelson Njue and members of the Commission secretariat.