VTC graduates to get free business startup kits
Trans Nzoia Governor George Natembeya held a consultative meeting with stakeholders from the Vocational Training (VTC) aimed at helping those who completed voluntary training to get start-up kits for self employment.
In the meeting, the governor reiterated his administration’s commitments to work with stakeholders in the sector to continue providing support so that those who graduate from the centers get fully empowered and equipped with tools, ready for work.
Education and Vocational Training CECM Julie Kichwen lauded the partnerships with stakeholders which has helped increase enrollment as well as upscaling the quality of training offered.
She disclosed that the partnerships have helped the county government to offer start up kits to the graduates from the institutions which has helped the youth create self employment.
The CECM hailed Tools to Work Foundation from the Netherands for previously supporting the graduating students from the county vacational training centres to get start up kits.
Ms Kichwen asserted that the department will continue with the program to see to it that the vacational centres are equipped for the learners to get quality training.
At the same time, the CECM called on parents with students who have just completed their form four and standard eight levels to enrol their children in VTCs to gain technical skills.
On his part the director of Vocational Training, Eliud Lusweti and the Chief Officer Mrs. Jane Wachenge said the department has so far built and equipped more than 32 Vocational training centres across the county.
The Chairman of the Tools of Works Foundation in the Netherlands said tools had already been shipped to help learners in VTCS.
Also present at the meeting were the County Secretary Mrs. Truphosa Amere, Education Chief Officer Mrs. Jane Wachenge, Director of Vocational Training Eliud Lusweti and Mrs. Elizabeth Sophie of the Desece Empowering People.