The TVET Authority Director-General Dr Kipkirui Langat has today hosted a taskforce of 28 senior government officials from Uganda who are currently in Kenya to benchmark on the great strides the TVET sector has achieved.
The Director-General who was accompanied by TVETA senior members of staff told the delegation that Kenya is keen on supporting them to reform their TVET sector, to be in line with the East Africa Community integration dream so that there is a seamless transfer of skills in the labour market.
“In the last few years, we have undertaken a number of significant reforms in our TVET sector so as to prepare our youth for the labour market. These reforms are tailored towards improving access and inclusivity to training opportunities, improving the quality of training as well as offering relevant skills to the labour market,” Dr Langat said.
“As an Authority and the Kenyan government in general, we are happy to support you in the journey you have started by sharing with you our successes and help you address any challenges on the way,” he added.
Last year TVET Authority also paid host to a team of National Assembly Committee who also travelled to benchmark on the gains Kenya has made in the education sector.
The Ugandan delegation which had representation from different sectors of the economy was led by Commissioner for Human Resource Management Jane Kyarisiima Mwesiga.
The Commissioner said her team is in the country to learn from the Kenyan education system.
Apart from TVETA, the team is also expected to visit Kenya National Qualification Authority (KNQA), Curriculum Development, Assessment and Certification Council (CDACC), Technical University of Kenya (TUK), Kenya Engineering and Technologists Registration Board (KETRB), NITA, Nairobi TTI, and KTTC.
The delegation will also visit Nakuru VTC, Eldoret National Polytechnic, Rift Valley Technical Training Institute and Bukura Agricultural College.