Kenyan TVETs Urged to Integrate IT as Essential Service Course for Digital Future

As TVETs in Kenya marked their hundredth year since estblichment, the Deputy Governor of Uasin Gishu, Eng. John Barorot, encouraged heads of these institutions to include Information Technology (IT) as a service course. He resonates that it will help graduates to be innovative and tackle social issues in the current digital age. Barorot underlined the significance of IT abilities in this era of digital change and pointed out that Kenya requires boosting its workforce’s skills.

Barorot, in his speech, urged Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVETs) to introduce IT as a service course at an early stage. According to him, this will help the graduates develop skills that are useful for different professions. He emphasized how important these abilities can be – even if someone gets a management role within Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). TVETs are appreciated by the Deputy Governor for offering skilled resources. This matches with Kenya Kwanza government’s attention towards manufacturing.

On the other hand, Barorot questioned the responsiveness of technical institution principals to real industry needs. He focused on matching curriculum with requirements set by different industries. Besides that, he also emphasizes how TVETs can back up industrial actions such as County Aggregation and Industrial Parks (CAIPs) and Export Processing Zones (EPZs). He underlined the importance of adding value to agricultural products and guarantees that there will be jobs available in different construction plans.

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