Government to Establish a National Polytechnic in Each County
The government intends to establish a National Polytechnic in each county, the Principal Secretary State Department for Vocational and Technical Training Dr. Margaret Mwakima has said.
Speaking at Kinoru Stadium in Meru during the closing ceremony of the 5th Kenya Association of Technical Training Institutions (KATTI)TVET Fair recently, Dr.Mwakima revealed that plans were also underway to establish a Technical and Vocational College (TVC) in each sub-county and a Vocational Training Centre (VTC) in every ward.
She noted that the institutions would be developed to be Centres of Excellence in one or two trade areas to promote specialization.
Dr.Mwakima confirmed that the government had already established 26 Centres of Excellence in TVET institutions with a priority on skills required in regions where the institutions are located.
She further revealed that 12 TVET institutions had also been supported with value addition equipment to incorporate training with production.