A Sh55 million Emgwen Technical and Vocational College (TVC) located in Kilibwoni ward, Nandi County has been commissioned.
The College which is less than a year old with four tutors from Public Service offers diversified vocational, technical and industrial skills relevant in response to market demands for global development.
According to the institution Principal Mrs Evelyn Ruto, the vision of the College is to deliver a high-quality competent workforce for sustainable social economic and environmental developments.
“When we equip our youth with technical skills, we are not only making them employable but instilling entrepreneurship skills that make them escape poverty. TVC offers that skills that makes them productivity in life,” she said.
The new institute is set to become a center of excellence in Building and Civil Engineering.
Other courses being offered include Diploma in Information Studies, Certificate in Artisan Masonry and Plumbing, Craft certificate in Information Studies among others.
Emgwen College joins other registered Technical colleges in the County like Olessos, Tinderet and Cheptarit Technical and Vocational College, Aldai and Kaiboi Technical Training Institute among others.
In 2013, the Government embarked on a vigorous programme of equipping its youth with technical skills needed to drive its Big 4 Agenda.
It increased the Technical Institutions from 52 in 2013 to 238 in 2021 at a cost of Sh 10.6 billion. Out of 238 Technical Institutions 192 are operational and 46 are nearing completion.
By Linet Wafula