By Annette Amondi
Singer Rufftone and Wahu have been named among those who will spearhead a new government initiative set to champion Technical and Vocational Training agenda among the youth.
According to Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed the two will be tasked with reaching out to youth, helping them express themselves and revamp different institutions.
“There have been gaps in the preparation of graduates in terms of career expectations, skills needed, attitude and readiness for work. The tertiary institutions, through the Office of Career Services, are expected to play a central role in addressing these issues,” she said.
Receiving the news, Rufftone said the move was good because it would help eradicate joblessness.
“I came to Nairobi and settled in Umoja estate and their was a jobless corner, it literally was a jobless corner because my friends used to meet and hang out here because they had no jobs or any training, this is a good opportunity to train youths and they will be better placed to get jobs or create on,” said Rufftone
Wahu also said she was glad such an initiative has been put in place.
“If I was clearing my secondary education right now then I would definitely go for such an opportunity because I have always been a champion of skill training, my skill is what puts food on my table,” she said.