TVETA Director-General Dr Kipkirui Langat today signed an MoU with Car and General Managing Director Mr David Chesonui that is geared to improve the quality of technical training in TVET training.

The MoU will among other things give trainees hands-on training based on industry experience and donation of equipment to TVET institutions solely for training.

According to the agreement, Car and General will also offer internships to trainees, with a particular focus on Mechanical Engineering identified Centres of Excellence.  Car and General will also facilitate beneficiaries of the internship program to effectively manage their business after one year of training through start-up financing. The company which has 14 branches across the country, will also provide assessment centres and provide external verifiers for their areas of specialization.

On its part, TVET Authority will identify accredited institutions to benefit from the project, factoring in special needs institutions and Centres of Excellence and also identify bright students for mentorship.

During the meeting, TVETA DG applauded the company for coming up with the project, noting that it is the best approach for young people to acquire skills through training on the job.

“This structured way of training will expose both the trainers and trainees to the industry that will prepare them well for the job market,” Dr Langat said.