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Mukiria TTI to partner with Polish to offer virtual welding training

Mukiria Technical Training Institute in Meru County is set to offer virtual welding courses in collaboration with partners from Poland through their country representatives (Toolkit and Dig In Vision).

According to the School Principal Mr. Michael Maina, the two are set to pioneer a groundbreaking technology in welding training early next year.

“This is a great milestone for our institution and will set our standards high,” he said.

“We are grateful to Meru County Assembly Speaker Mr. Ayub Bundi, who played a key role in lobbying for the collaboration, and we promise to continue working with other like-minded partners to realise success in our endeavours,” said Mr. Maina.

During the training, Mr. Maina added, the students will be taken through the most modern techniques in welding, equipping them with the requisite skills of international standards.

Terming this training as a game changer, Mr. Bundi intimated that plans are underway to expand it to other regions in the county with a target of 100–200 youth beneficiaries.

“The same programme is set to include Solar Technology training very soon. This implies trainees will be equipped with internationally acclaimed training, making them highly sought after in the local and international job markets,” said Mr. Bundi.

Mr. Maina noted that applying Virtual Reality Technology to training technical skills will reduce the cost of training materials and ignite curiosity among trainees as they study using modern teaching methods.

“The training will open up the minds of our trainees, and we are welcoming more to our institutions to enjoy the golden opportunity,” said Mr. Maina.

Deputy Principal Ms. Karwitha Nkarichia urged the locals to construct more modern hostels in a bid to accommodate the rising population of students and teachers at the institute, especially following the introduction of this course, among others.

She regretted that many students and staff lack proper accommodation in the locality and are forced to travel long distances to rent houses.

“The students’ population has grown tremendously due to the institution’s intense training coupled with valuable and marketable courses, and therefore we need more facilities that can accommodate them and ease the problem of commuting for long distances to look for accommodation,” said Ms. Nkarichia.

By Dickson Mwiti

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