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70 Institutes of Technical Courses to be Given Sh8.8 Billion

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GOVERNMENT through the Department of Education and Technical Training will provide funding of Sh8.8 billion to 70 TVET institutions across the country.

The funding includes the purchase of modern equipment, expansion, and infrastructure construction among other requirements. Secretary in the TVET department Esther Muoria said the move aims to ensure that all public TVET institutions are equipped with modern equipment. The move aims to address the shortage of workers with technical skills in various sectors in the country.

Mrs. Muoria said that many TVET institutions are facing a shortage of equipment, which hampers the provision of services from technically skilled staff. While speaking at the Eldoret National Technical College Mrs Muoria reiterated the commitment of the government to ensure that TVET institutions have the best equipment and machines to provide training that can be in line with the standards of the relevant industry.

“The government has initiated an ambitious plan to buy modern training equipment for 70 TVET institutions at a cost of Sh8.8 billion to increase the number of people with skills ready to join the labor market,” said Mrs. Muoria.

The secretary said this at the technical institute of Eldoret National Polytechnic in Uasin Gishu County where he led the closing of a three-day workshop for managers of national TVET training institutions, and senior technical staff and heads of target departments from Rift Valley.

Mrs. Muoria challenged students to take advantage of the government’s plan to provide TVET institutions with high-quality machines and equipment to provide high-quality training to meet the needs of the beneficiaries and create jobs in various sectors in the country and at national levels. The ministry plans to collaborate with all stakeholders to find employment opportunities for graduates at the national level.

“The government is ready to connect successful graduates from TVET institutions with the job market in the country and abroad and also to help them earn income from the relevant skills,” added Mrs. Muoria.

He says TVET plays an important role in enabling young people to get technical training that will help them participate in the country’s economic growth.

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