The Principal Secretary in the State Department for TVET Dr Esther Muoria has today opened the induction workshop for the new members of TVET Authority Board of Directors.

The new five members include Mr. Hassan Sumba, Dr. Keter Julius Kipkogei, Eng. Dr Edward Odhong, Mrs. Njambi Muchane, and Mr Benson Kinyua Muriithi (representing PS TVET). The other current members are the Board Chairperson Prof. Florence Indede, Dr Esther Gacicio, and Ms Winnie Mwalimu (representing PS Treasury).

The PS congratulated the new five members for their appointment to the Board after a rigorous and competitive recruitment process. She expressed gratitude to the outgoing members of the Board for their exemplary work in steading and shaping the successful pathway the Authority has taken during their reign on the Board.

The PS noted that the TVET sector is the master key that will unlock the potential of Kenyan youth and drive the country to the next level of development.

She said she is confident the new board will bring more vigor and challenged them to ensure the Authority has developed the needed standards in the sector to maintain quality and relevance in training.

“I am confident that your rich and wide range of experience and skills mix will bring new impetus in the changing face of TVET,” the PS said.

TVET Authority Chairperson Prof. Florence Indede thanked the PS for accepting the Authority’s invitation to open the induction workshop noting that she has been supportive of the Authority and has always been attending most of the events organized by the regulator.

The Chairperson also welcomed the new member to the Board and noted the workshop is also a capacity-building forum for the senior management team so that there is a seamless relationship.

TVETA Director General and CEO Dr. Kipkirui Langat also thanked the PS for attending the induction workshop and for the support she has rendered to the Authority since she assumed office. He noted that the support from the ministry has allowed the Authority to register several milestones since it was established.

“I look forward to continue working closely with the ministry so that together with the Board and management would realize the huge mandate to regulate and coordinate the TVET sector, which touches every household and business in Kenya,” Dr. Langat said.

The four-day induction workshop started yesterday and ends on Friday.