Director General TVETA, Dr. Kipkirui Langat acknowledged that TVET plays a massive role in promoting economic growth at all stages.
There are an increased number of self-employed people due to fewer job opportunities in public service and the rising population in Kenya.
TVET is an instrument for creating employment opportunities and revenue in both the informal and formal sectors.
In an official journal on the TVETA’s website, Dr. Langat emphasizes the need for the sitting government of Kenya to invest in the TVET sector to get a skilled- workforce for the nation development.
“The strength of a country’s workforce can be determined by the scale of its skilled and semi-skilled labor”, Dr. Langat added.
Powerful TVET policies have been found to reduce youth jobless numbers in countries like Germany and Austria where TVET programs are integrated with other initiatives to boost education and self-employment.
With the adoption of competency-based training in TVET in developed countries, people are no longer restricted to a single career path, giving them more flexibility to adapt to changing situations and apply their skills and knowledge to rapidly evolving conditions.
TVET still has a bad reputation in less developed countries because of limited resources and a disconnection between the labor market and the curricula.
“TVET in Kenya encourages self-employment by creating tailor-made courses that addresses the needs of both the trainees and the industry and helping graduates to start and run their enterprises.” – DR. KIPKIRUI LANGAT