Deputy President Dr. William Ruto and Governor Jackson Mandago EGH on Friday presided over the 9th Graduation Ceremony at Rift Valley Training Institute (RVTTI).
Speaking during the graduation, DP Ruto said the government is committed to expanding access to quality education and recalibrating technical training curriculum to match the labour market demands.
This, he said, would provide the youth with adequate competencies, core employability, skills, work experience and job search abilities.
The deliberate investment in our technical education sector not only scales up Kenya’s talent pool but also establishes the requisite environment for implementing and attaining sustainable and inclusive economic growth through the Big Four Agenda and vision 2030,” Ruto said.
On his Governor Mandago said through the county TVET revolving fund, his administration has sponsored 330 students to the KMTC, 97 to Agricultural Animal Health Institute, 34 to Kenya Water Institute, 30 to Kenya Meat Inspection Institute and 100 to Agricultural Development Corporation (ADC).
“As the county, we have continued sponsoring students in various technical colleges and we have witnessed the number rising,” he said.
We still have the spaces in the TVET colleges,” added the county boss while urging parents to allow their children to enroll and take advantage of the subsidized government program in order to acquire skills in TVET institutions.
Deputy President also thanked Governor Mandago for the TVET strategy of sponsoring students to study various technical courses.
He said: “Governor that’s the right way to go.”
On his part, Deputy Governor Daniel Chemno said: “We are happy as a county we are supporting the TVETs and we want universities not to offer certificate and Diploma courses because the duration of courses differs. It should be equivalent or even more.”
Later in the evening, Governor Mandago together with his Elgeiyo Marakwet counterpart Eng. Alex Tolgos consoled with the family of Reuben Kip Mosop following the sudden demise of his wife Caroline Jepchumba.