Mathioya MCA sponsors 100 youth to join area VTC

Kiru Ward Member of County Assembly (MCA) Thuku Ngunu speaking to the sponsorship beneficiaries.

One hundred youth have been sponsored by the Member of County Assembly (MCA) of Kiru Ward, Mathioya sub-county, Thuku Ngunu to pursue technical courses at Wanjohi Vocational Training Centre (VTC).

The beneficiaries will only be required to pay Ksh2,000 to the vocational centre management and the rest will be cleared by the MCA, including the NITA examination fee.

“Those pursuing Beauty and Hairdressing shall enroll in 2 cohorts, as enrollment consideration shall be on 1st pay priority,” said Thuku.

Elsewhere, 1,050 youth who were recruited to Murang’a Youth Service (MYS) will join Vocational Training Centres (VTCs) across the county after they participated in the cleaning of 144 market centres.

Governor Irungu Kang’ata said the first cohort reported on January 22 across 32 VTCs; where they will acquire skills in tiling, painting, hairdressing and beauty, plumbing, welding and electrical wiring.

During the two months they served in the MYS, they were involved in garbage collection, and market cleaning among other chores assigned by their supervisors.

“After completion of the training, each youth will receive Ksh15,000 to help them start their businesses,” said the Governor.

During the service at MYS the youth were paid Ksh500 per day, a move the Governor highlighted was to help them be self-reliant.

By Correspondent

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