READINESS FOR JOB CREATION*
Kericho county today attained yet another key milestone in the vocational training sector following the graduation of 105 students at Kiptere Youth Polytechnic in Belgut sub county who were conferred with certificates in various courses.
The colourful ceremony presided over by Deputy Governor, H.E Susan Kikwai and witnessed by parents and other stakeholders, saw the graduands get various awards in the fields of Hospitality, Security and Guarding Services and Automobile Repairs, having successfully undergone a three-months' rigorous training and a month's internship programme.
The training was made possible thanks to the strong partnership between the County Government of Kericho and CAP-Youth Empowerment Institute.
Through the partnership, CAP-YEI facilitated the training and capacity building of tutors and ensured that trainees get hands on experience and employability skills in readiness for job and wealth creation.
The DG called upon other stakeholders to chip in and partner together in assisting more youth access technical training and employment opportunities both in the formal and informal sectors of economy.
The County Executive Committee Member in charge of ICT,Youth Affairs and Sports,Hon.Hellen Chepkwony appealed to the youth to take advantage of the government's capitation programme and enrol in various technical training centres in the county.
In the just ended financial year,Kericho county got an allocation of Ksh.36m for capitation with every student getting Ksh.15,000.