TVET Trainers urged to embrace emerging technologies for effective delivery of high-quality Science, Technology and Innovation (STI)
The Commission organized a capacity building workshop for TVET Trainers on emerging technologies that brought together 35 participants from Kakamega, Bungoma, Busia and Vihiga Counties. The workshop is meant to integrate 21st Century learning design and ICT tools to enhance training of skills in TVET that meet the skills demand while leveraging on digital transformation and the opportunities associated with the 4th Industrial revolution.
The event was graced by the Dr Boniface Okoth, County Executive Committee Member in charge of Education, Science and Technology, Kakamega County, Dr Ing Calvin Onyango the Director General of Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) and Dr James Njogu HSC the Ag. Secretary General/CEO of Kenya National Commission for UNESCO.
TVETs are engines for leapfrogging the country development to a double-digit economy as well as achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in context of Bottom-Up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA) in Kenya. During the opening ceremony, Dr. Njogu challenged the participants to promote the development of skills that address the existing skills gaps, foster entrepreneurship and leverage on green economy to innovate and for job creation. He noted that this is consistent with the UNESCO TVET Strategy 2022-2029 that empathizes promotion of skills development for empowerment, productive employment and decent work and facilitate the transition to a more digital, green, and inclusive societies.
Facilitators were drawn from critical institutions including Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI), Micro and Small Enterprises Authority (MSEA), The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA), NuElectric, (South Africa), Asah Creative Solutions, and State Department of Higher Education and Research.
This is one of the series of workshops that the Commission has been undertaken in various Counties in the Country.