Kenyan youths in TVET institutions will now have an opportunity to showcase their skills and pursue excellence through competition and promotions at the prestigious World Skills Competition. This was announced by the CS for Education Professor George Magoha in his message as the country celebrates World Youth Skills Day 2020.
The CS said Kenya’s application to join the global competition was approved by the Worldskills International Board this year. In February this year, President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted the President of Worldskills International Mr. Simon Bartley who visited the country’s readiness to join the biannual completion which is expected to be held in 2021 in Shanghai China.
The CS said the Kenyan government has strategically structured the TVET sector to be an enabler of the Big 4 Agenda that focuses on Affordable Housing, Manufacturing, Food Security, and affordable healthcare for all citizens and added that his Ministry has orientated TVET training towards the field of work
World Youth Skills Day 2020 is celebrated on July 15, every year and was set aside by the United Nations to spread awareness of the importance that technical and vocational education, training, and the development of new skills holds in our lives and is relevant to both local and global economies.
This year’s commemoration comes at a time when the covid 19 pandemic has disrupted the learning and training of over 430,000 TVET trainees.