TVETs Authority Opens Regional Office In Kisumu
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) has opened Western Regional Office in Kisumu to regulate and coordinate the TVET sector through accreditation of institutions.
The office will also coordinate programs and trainers as well as assure access, quality, equity and relevance in education and training within the institutions in the Western Region.
Dr. Margaret W. Mwakima Principal Secretary State Department for Vocational Technical and Training (VTT) said that their mission is to develop a TVET system that meets national needs and aspirations.
“The mandate of TVETA is derived from the TVET act, 2013. The act empowers the Authority to ensure and assure quality and relevance in TVET through registration, licensing and accreditation of TVET institutions, TVET programs and trainers and for connected purposes,” said Dr. Mwakima.
Dr. Mwakima has called upon the TVETs providers to engage the office to enhance their quality and standard within TVET institutions.
“The general public is also encouraged to confirm accreditation status of the institutions from the office before commencing training,” she added.
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She has appealed to the TVETs institutions to display their accreditation at an area where the public can be able to view and access.
“That before we recruit trainers we are sure that you are well accredited and operating within the standards so that we can give quality training and provide required skills,” she stated.
Dr. Mwakima added that implementation of CBC has placed a greater demand to the institutions resources.
She also, noted that common constrains they are facing are inadequate facilities including sanitation, requesting the county government to act on that.
“We are requesting the county government to provide more of these facilities that can now enable our trainees to use them for their practical training,” she added.
Dr. Mwakima affirmed that they are going to employ 3000 trainers of which 1000 will be deploma holders and 2000 degree and higher national diploma holders .She also adviced the TVETs official to use the 10 million equalization funds released to them based on their intended purposes.
Regional head Magu Mutindika on his part noted that the office launch is expected to address frequent enforced travel by public and trainees to Nairobi seeking TVET related services.
“The regional office is not only expected to serve six counties in Nyanza but also the Western and parts of the Rift Valley regions,” Mutindika said.
The office will also provide skill man power that is training additional knowledge seeking to addressing employment challenges in the lake region.
Among those who attended the launch of the office at the Reinsurance plaza 2nd floor includes The Principal (Kisumu National Polytechnic) Mrs. Catherine Kelonye, KENAPCO Western Region Rep Phelisia Wagude, KATTI Western Region Representative Mr. Daniel Randa, County director TVET Mr. Joseph Sunguti, Nyanza Regional commisioner , among other county officials.
By Jacob Oluoch
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