Thika MP Alice Ng’ang’a has announced plans to equip Technical and Vocational Training Institutions in her constituency with laptops and internet connectivity to boost Information Communication and Technology (ICT) skills for learners.
The MP said most of the TVET institutions in the area have been neglected and lack the necessary infrastructure and equipment making it difficult to attract students.
Speaking after issuing 19 laptops to the Christian Industrial Training College (CITC), a Thika based TVET institution, the MP said the programme will enable learners to gain relevant ICT skills to enable them to become more marketable.
The legislator said she will partner with other government institutions and well-wishers to actualize the programme, noting that in this age of technological revolution, ICT is the future and thus learners must endeavor to constantly explore the digital space to remain relevant.
She called on the students to take advantage of the digital revolution that provides numerous employment opportunities, as well as become innovative and be able to solve the challenges that they face through the use of technology.
Ng’ang’a said since most of the government services have been digitized, all learners need to be tech-savvy in order to access them. “Most of the TVET institutions in this area have been neglected. They need to be equipped with computers and laptops to attract more learners and also make the learners relevant in the market,” she said.
“The world is going digital and thus we should train our young people on technical courses, make them embrace ICT skills by incorporating technology in their courses,” Ng’ang’a said.
She at the same time called on universities and colleges to equip their institutions with ICT equipment to better equip their students to become competitive.
By Muoki Charles