In line with the Technical, Industrial, Vocational, Entrepreneurship Training (TIVET) bill that was passed in parliament, The County of Uasin gishu has put measures in place that will ensure that the youth are trained to fill the gaps required in the industry as the country work towards achieving the Vision 2030 goals .
This has seen 1800 students accross the county join Rift valley technical and training institute (RVTTI) in pursuit of artisans , plumbing and Masonry courses under TIVET scholarships funded by the county government of uasingishu in the past three years.
The County Government of Uasin Gishu has plans to expan this sponsorship programme by paying fees for medical students.
The County Government will starting this second term, begin sponsoring students for Medical Training College,Governor said this on his campaign tour at Kesses sub-county.
Governor Jackson Mandago says the program will run in his second sterm starting September.
Mandago’s administration sponsored 600 students each year,getting the tally to 1800 in three years.The students were undertaking engineering courses at RVTTI.
Speaking at various areas during his campaign in Kesses yesterday,Mandago said the program will make Uasin Gishu youth better placed for employment.
He said the multi-billion Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital,which is to be established outside Eldoret town,will offer more employment opportunities.
“When we sponsor our youth to study medical courses, they will stand big chances to grt employed when the new hospital is completed in another two to three years,” Mandago said.
“By the time the facility is complete, we shall be having qualified personnel to take up the jobs at stake.”
Last month,the Africa Economic Zones-a brainchild of Mandago and business mogul David Lagat-was launched in Plateau. The project will encompasses 18 factories in phase 1.
The Plateau project will greatly benefit youth who underwent engineering training at RVTTI. 20 youth from each of the 30 wards were given the free studies.