Youth urged to join vocational training to spur economic growth

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Youths in the country have been encouraged to enroll at Technical and Vocational Training Institutes (TVETs).

Konza Technopolis Operation Officer William Mwajume says technical skills are crucial not only for job creation but also for the country’s growth.

Speaking at Taptengele TTI in Nandi, he noted the government has introduced various programmes which youths in Nandi should take advantage of.

“Technical training is crucial as far as job creation and the country’s growth is concerned. As a result, I would like to ask the youths to enroll at TTIs,” he said.

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According to him, Konza technopolis is working with other partners to provide training and link youths to local and international jobs.

He says they have received numerous positive stories from beneficiaries, and that the programme is in line with the government’s bottom-up agenda.

Mwajume, accompanied by other officials, reiterated the government’s plans to create over one million job opportunities, adding that nobody should miss the opportunity whatsoever.

“The government is keen to create at least 1 million job opportunities in the next few years. As Konza, we are working with partners in the bid to attain the goal. This is encouraging and no youth should miss out whatsoever,” added Mwajume.

The government is pegging on Technical skills to attain it programmes, which include housing and digitization.

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