Embu County embarks on Sh6M project to revive vocational training
Embu County has embarked on reviving vocational training centers with the aim of developing artisan skills among the youth in order to meet shortage of artisans across the country.
Embu County Governor Martin Wambora said that the county and the country at large had been hit by the shortage of artisans to handle ongoing development in the county.
Some of the skills that they would like to develop are carpentry, plumbing and masonry among others.
He said that the county will set aside Sh5, 000 for each student who will enroll at the vocational training – an amount that will top up the national government’s Sh15, 000 contribution.
Wambora was speaking while commissioning four vocational training centers at Mwea, Majimbo Tenri, Nembure and Kanja – centres that cost the county a total of Sh6 million in refurbishment and purchase of learning material.
He said that due to devolution the counties had an increase of development projects including construction of roads, factories, water projects among others. He encouraged county youth to enroll at the vocational institutions as this would enable them benefit from influx of jobs.
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