TVETA Board of Directors and management team today afternoon visited Mapimo Vocational Training Centre in Kilifi County and held a stakeholders meeting before sharing the highlights of the comprehensive Quality Audit Report, which rated the college as one of the best managed VTC in Kilifi County.

The VTC has a population of 600 students undertaking various craft, artisan, and trade test certificates in various courses including tailoring and dressmaking, fashion design and garment-making building technology, motor vehicle mechanics, electoral and electronics technology, hairdressing and beauty therapy, carpentry and joinery and food processing, among others.

The TVETA Board was impressed by various innovative initiatives that the college has developed that allow the students to engage in practical learning and use the skills gained to earn some money using the college facilities, which supports their stay in college before they graduate.

TVETA Director Valerie Akinyi, who is also a representative of the Council of Governors (CoG) at the Board informed the college staff and members of BoG of the various initiatives in the pipeline that will improve the provision of quality training at VTCs across the country.

This includes the transfer of old vehicles owned by the county and national government to VTC to enhance learning, the roll-out of a new scheme of service by July this year that will improve the emoluments of instructors, and also recruit more to lessen the burden currently shouldered by BoGs. The Council of Governors is also working on a scheme to establish Centres of Excellence in specific skill areas to create models that can be benchmarked by others.

Later the Board and staff planted trees at the institution and encouraged them to plant more trees in the compound.