Kitui Governor’s Press
September 23, 2018,
By MUNYASYA MUSYA & Yoana kimwele
[Picture profile] Some of kitui youth who graduated in the first lot
The County Government of Kitui and South Eastern Kenya University (SEKU) have entered into a partnership to train 300 youths in various artisanal fields.
According to Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, the partnership entails training of 150 in garment making and production, 100 on Information, Communication Technology (ICT) and 50 in Artisanal Mining.
” We’re proud that our university has agreed to collaborate with the county and give knowledge that will impact greatly in job creation for those who did not get the grades to enter formal university courses”, Ngilu has said.
This comes soon after another batch of 120 trainees were released in July for a two month training at Trendy Technical and Vocational Training Centre in Nakuru in garment making in yet another partnership between the county government and the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
They are set to start work at the new garment production plant started with the county government funding at Syongila Vocational Training Centre in Kitui County before later spreading to other parts of the county.
The training which is hinged on Governor Ngilu’s pledge on youth empowerment begins on 1st October, 2018.