Recruitment Advert For 2000 TVET Trainers. The much-anticipated recruitment of 2,000 new trainers to be posted to various Technical and Vocational Educational and Training institutions across the country is now set for this week.
Sources have revealed that the recruitment advert will be out on Wednesday 31st January 2024 for candidates to apply.
On Saturday President William Ruto while in Meru at South Imenti when he opened the Mitunguu Technical Training Institute, revealed that the recruitment for the tutors will start this week.
He acknowledged that some TVETs across the country were still grappling with the challenges of understaffing forcing the boards of management to pay for their salaries.
“We want to carry that burden as the government so that these boards can concentrate on ensuring that the students are well trained,” he said.
“Next week (this week) we shall advertise for the recruitment of the tutors that will support education in our TVETs because we believe that a student must have access to adequate learning material and personnel so that they can acquire the competencies that are necessary for them to earn certificates and proceed to work in the ecosystems that we are building in the country,” Ruto stated.
Ruto first disclosed the plan during the Mashujaa Day celebration in October last year noting it will help boost the TVET education sector.
Recruitment Advert For 2000 TVET Trainers
He further noted that this is in keeping with government policy to equip Kenyan youth with practical skills and competencies.
“I am also happy to note that we have concluded with the government of China the supply of equipment for another 70 technical training colleges in Kenya,” Ruto said.
“That will ensure that more young people have access to gadgets and tools that will improve their acquisition of knowledge and skills to be able to be job-ready as we match forward to the future,” he added.
Principal Secretary in the State Department for TVETs Esther Muoria said in a past event that the ministry is working to ensure each constituency gets its TVET institution.
Muoria said so far, only 52 constituencies out of 290 do not have it adding that construction of new ones was ongoing in some constituencies.
She spoke when she appeared before the National Assembly Education Committee.
Muoria submitted a report on the progress of implementing the recommendations given by the Presidential Working Party on Education Reforms.
“In the next financial year (2023-24) we will do 20. We are remaining with 52 constituencies to construct. I want to assure you, the process is ongoing,” the PS said.
Further, she said the ministry will also work to establish a regional centre of the Kenya School of TVETs in each former province in a bid to equip youth with skills fit for the industry.