TVET PS Dr Esther Mworia addressing the media at Meru National polytechnic, she called on youth to embrace research and innovation. Photo. Mwenda Kiriungi

By Mwenda Kiriungi

The Youth have been urged to improve skills in research and innovation to benefit from the national government projects and grants.

Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) PS Dr Esther Mworia said the government was keen on supporting budding researchers and innovators through programs such as Jitume labs, an online platform.

“I also wish to urge companies, industries and individuals who can provide hard holding and mentorship to students who want to pursue innovations to come forth and show them the way,” Dr. Mworia said.

She spoke during a skills and innovation week at Meru National Polytechnic.

“Kenya is looking up to skilled youth to be able to develop to the next level. This is because they will graduate with practical skills and be productive especially in industries,” she said.

The PS said the students trained in interior design such as use of gypsum and other technologies, tiling and painting will be absorbed in the national housing project and other government initiatives.

She said TVET institutions should not only graduate students but produce students who are competent with industry-required skills ready to work or venture into entrepreneurship.

PS Mworia said the Meru National Polytechnic has chance to provide skilled human capital with skills relevant for the industry.

She said the government is set to receive equipment worth Sh9 billion imported from China to improve hands-on training in TVET colleges.


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