Kenya Association of Manufucturers (KAM) yesterday launched a Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) programme in Mombasa. This is part of the organization’s goal to bridge the skills gap in the country.
KAM has so far managed to place 100 technical skills graduates in various companies in Nairobi and trained an additional 140 graduates on work readiness in preparation for industrial placement. This has been done in collaboration with TVET institutions and industries.
While speaking at the launch KAM Coast chapter chair, Jinal Shah noted that investing in TVETs is the only sure way to secure the future of this country, guaranteeing long term productivity, economic sustainability and inclusive growth. He continued to state that The future of our economy lies on our ability to be competitive, innovative, skillful and productive; and these are only achievable if we nurture young people’s creative talent. Higher education has to be molded around changing trends and diversifying needs of a highly tech society.
At the Coast, over 15 industries have committed to take up interns and upgrade employees technical skills. KAM is also looking to place over 60 graduates in industries in the coast region by June 2017