The Youth in Energy Empowerment Program (YEEP) is a Youth Innovation internship program run under Eenovators Limited with the aim to equip young people with a background in engineering, and aged between 21-30 years with energy skills and experience required to position them for employment and entrepreneurship in the energy space.
Every year, Eenovators and other companies in the energy industry receive an overwhelming number of job applications from post-graduates in engineering and energy programmes. The industry has however not been able to accommodate all these unemployed youth. With most employers opting to work with more experienced persons and private consultants, the youth are left with few or no opportunities at all.
Eenovators Limited having identified the need to build capacity among these youth through training, mentorship and internships, and in order to equip them with skills and experience needed to position them for employment and entrepreneurship in the energy industry, launched the YEEP in June 2020.