TVETA Opens North Rift Regional Offices in Eldoret

Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) has opened a new regional office for the North Rift in Eldoret town.

The office was officially opened on Friday, February 25, 2022, by Principal Secretary State Department of Vocational and Technical Training (VTT) Dr. Margaret Wawuda Mwakima.

Speaking during the event, Dr. Mwakima affirmed the national government’s commitment to investing heavily in TVET education.

She said the opening of the new office is part of TVETA’s plans to decentralize its services in order to serve the public better.

“We look forward to greater compliments and I am sure counties will be happy to receive independent quality assurance reports from this office and make interventions for continued improvement,” said the PS.

“Both levels of government need accurate data for planning purposes. It is important that this office maps out all TVET institutions in this region and weed out illegal ones,” she added.

The Eldoret TVETA office is the fourth to be opened in the country after Nairobi, Mombasa, and the recently opened Kisumu offices.

It will offer services to 7 North Rift counties – Uasin Gishu, Trans Nzoia, Turkana, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Nandi, and West Pokot.

For the last 10 years, the government has invested heavily in establishing and equipping Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) institutions across the country.

Statistics from the State Department of Vocational and Technical Training (VTT) indicate that number of students in TVET institutions has risen from about 53,000 in 2013 to the current over 250,000 students.

With the huge investments in the sector, there has been a shortage in trainers, an area the PS said will soon be addressed.

She said the Public Service Board has already given them a green light to recruit 3,000 new TVT trainers.

“The recruitment process will start in the coming financial year as we continue to negotiate with the Treasury to finance this exercise,” said Dr. Mwakima.

Governor Mandago.

Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago who was also present during the event said TVET institutions have played a key role in creating employment and affirmed his administration’s commitment to investing in setting up Vocational Training Centers (VTCs) in each ward.

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