Young people across the country have been urged to embrace technological skills for them to remain relevant in the contemporary job market.  

Stakeholders in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector opine embracing the digital revolution will go a long way in helping address the unemployment crisis that has plunged many youths into depression and in some cases resulted in suicidal cases.

John Kimemia Gitau, the managing director of Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies says technical training is important to accomplishing the country’s development agenda. “Time has come for us to embrace the role of tertiary and technical training in national development.” According to Gitau, there is need for a shift from the populist view of white-collar jobs to skills-oriented approaches.  

Over the years undue pressure on non-technical courses has weighed down institutions of higher learning. This is despite investments made in equipping Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions (TVETs).

Kenya needs to ensure the nation’s population acquires the requisite skills to achieve middle-income status by the year 2030.

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