Government to Hire 2,000 More TVET Trainers in 2024 to Boost Technical Education

CS Mochogu

The Kenyan government has announced plans to recruit over 2,000 Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) trainers in 2024, aiming to address the existing shortage and enhance the quality of technical education in the country.

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu made the announcement during the 17th graduation ceremony at the Rift Valley Institute of Science and Technology (RVIST). He emphasized the government’s commitment to strengthening TVET institutions, stating that “This year the government, through the Public Service Commission (PSC), has employed 1300 trainers, and we will employ over 2000 more next year to ensure we curb the shortage in our TVETs.”

The increased focus on TVET aligns with the government’s broader goal of driving industrialization in Kenya. CS Machogu highlighted the sector’s crucial role in equipping young people with the necessary skills to contribute to the economy, stating that “the government is banking on the TVET sector to spur industrialization in Kenya, thus the need to ensure that they produce market-ready candidates.”

He further commended the positive impact of dual training programs currently implemented in 60 TVET institutions, noting that they effectively bridge the gap between theoretical learning and practical experience, thereby improving graduates’ employability.

The government’s commitment to TVET extends beyond recruitment. Machogu emphasized the ongoing investments in infrastructure development and equipment modernization within TVET institutions, ensuring that students have access to modern facilities and equipment for optimal learning.


This increased focus on TVET training aligns with similar initiatives across Africa, as countries recognize the importance of equipping their workforce with the technical and vocational skills required for economic development and global competitiveness. The Kenyan government’s commitment to expanding and strengthening the TVET sector is a positive step towards achieving these goals.