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Natembeya singles out technical training as a crucial element for development

Natembeya singles out technical training as a crucial element for development

Trans Nzoia

Saturday May 4, 2024

KNA by Isaiah Nayika/ Elvis Nalua

Trans Nzoia Governor George Natembeya has challenged residents to prioritise technical training, which he said has been ignored for a long time.

Speaking at the County Headquarters after receiving a torch to commemorate 100 years of Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) in Kenya, Natembeya said more enrollment for vocational courses will ensure enough technical personnel in the country, reiterating that lack of it is a setback for development.

“For our nation and country to compete effectively with the rest of the world we need plumbers, electricians and enough personnel in technical fields. For our health sector to run smoothly doctors need nurses, for architects to achieve what they do, they rely on other people with technical skills,” he said.

The Governor said that since its inception the sector has been a crucial element in combating unemployment in the country by equipping learners with skills for self-employment, adding that the achievements made are worthy of celebration.

“Through technical training our country has seen growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMES),” he said urging the public and learners to discard the long held believe that technical training is meant for failures.

Trans Nzoia county Executive Committee Member in charge of Education and vocational training Stanley Kirui urged more students to enroll in the 32 vocational training centres across the county to acquire skills and knowledge which will help improve their livelihoods.

” I wonder why we are not getting the numbers required in our TVETs and yet the government has made the training more affordable,” he said.

Present during the function were representatives from TVETs led by Trans Nzoia County Director of TVETs Chief Principal Martha Wekesa among other county officials.

Courtesy; KNA

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