TVET Authority (TVETA) and Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCC&I) have started engagements geared towards establishing incubation centres in selected TVET institutions across the country.
This is one of the issues agreed when the KNCC&I National Director for Vocational Training and Skills Development Pravin Eazhawa and Director of Youth Muchiri Mungai paid a courtesy on TVETA Director-General Dr. Kipkirui Langat today at his offices in Utalii House.
Mr Eazhawa said that the Chamber has been looking at avenues of setting up entrepreneurship centres in TVET institutions, initially in National Polytechnics, so as to give students a platform to hone their skills and establish their businesses earlier in their formative age.
“Our plan is to first engage with National Polytechnics and start incubation centres focusing on creating employment and entrepreneurship,” Mr. Eazhawa said.
TVET Authority Director-General lauded the efforts of the Chamber in reaching out to the youth with innovative ideas to realise their potential and promised to work with them in establishing incubation centres.
He also said that TVETA will work with the Chamber to develop a National Framework for the establishment of Incubation Centres in TVET institutions.
“TVETA will provide you with the layout and network of the TVET institutions in the country and their areas of specialisation so that there is a good ecosystem to tap into when developing the incubation centres.”
The Chamber also expressed its willingness to support and because one of the members of WorldSkills- Kenya.