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Embrace technical training for industrial growth, urges deputy Governor

Embrace technical training for industrial growth, urges deputy Governor

Iten

Monday April 29, 2024

KNA by Alice Wanjiru

Elgeyo Marakwet county deputy governor Grace Cheserek has called on Kenyans to embrace technical training for the country to realise industrial growth.

Speaking when she received the torch to Tvets 100 years celebrations in Iten, Prof Cheserek said as the country gears to industrialisation, there was need to broaden the technical capacity of the youth by ensuring they acquire the necessary skills as they are the ones who will bring the desired change.

The deputy governor said under the Wezesha and Tujiajiri programmes, the county had enrolled 1,000 youths in its 4 Tvets and 16 vocational training centres and was planning to increase the number by another 1,000 youths next year.

She added that in Tvets the youths were being trained for job creation which will go a long way in addressing the youth unemployment problem adding that they were not only training for the local market but also the international market.

The Deputy Governor said there were many government programmes going on which require skills from the technical institutions citing the affordable housing programme among others.

Keiyo North DCC Julius Maiyo noted the importance of technical training in moving the country forward saying as a country we cannot talk of wealth creation without ensuring that we have the requisite skills.

Courtesy; KNA

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