The Director General TVET Authority Dr Kipkirui Langat, today held a meeting with Dr Auma Obama, the Director and founder of Sauti Kuu Foundation on the introduction of the Dual Training System at the Sauti Kuu Resource and Training Centre in Alego, Siaya County.

The meeting was also attended by Mr Tolsten Schulthes and Mr Lukas Sum from Bildungswerk der Bayerischen Wirtschaft (bbw) gGmbH Germany who are partnering with Sauti Kuu Foundation to facilitate vocational training based on the German dual training system at the resource centre.

The delegation briefed Dr Langat on the progress made so far at the centre, which has enrolled trainees from vulnerable communities in Siaya and Kisumu counties.

The trainees have enrolled in level 3 training in 8 trade areas that include, Automotive mechanics, Masonry, Plumbing, Welding and Fabrication, Electrical Installation, Agripreneurship, Fashion Design; Carpentry and Joinery.

The centre prepares the trainees in the following areas; vocational skills orientation training courses, the development of soft skills and social competencies as well as the preparation for transition into further vocational training or the job market.

The Director General lauded Sauti Kuu Foundation for its work in fostering skills acquisition and providing opportunities to the vulnerable youth in the communities. He appreciated their model of training which links training with industry thus enhancing the employability of the TVET trainees.

The DG also appreciated the support and partnership with the German partners and noted that the Government has a long partnership with Germany in other projects in TVET, especially in the Dual training model.

Also in attendance were, Job Njeru and Millicent Ochieng from Sauti Kuu Foundation and Andrew Too from the Director General’s office.