During a Competence-Based Education, Training (CBET) Implementation Reporting workshop held earlier on Monday, ICT and Digital Economy PS Eng. John Tanui, emphasized the crucial role of TVETs as enablers of the digital economy. Eng. Tanui highlighted that Jitume centers within these institutions are potential sources for both employment and wealth creation.

He further underscored the collaboration with the Ministry of Education to equip the youth in TVETs with the necessary digital skills, with the aim of opening doors to global opportunities.

The PS further highlighted the government’s commitment to connecting all TVET institutions to the national fiber optic network and providing satellite solutions.

This move aligns with the rapid growth of the digital economy, which is outpacing the physical economy, growing 2.5 times faster.

 TVET Principal Secretary Dr. Esther Mworia who spoke on behalf of Education CS, Ezekiel Machogu emphasized the strategic importance of connecting TVETs to various industry sectors for expertise and fostering synergy between education and practical application.

Mworia urged TVETs to seek more income-generating activities, ensuring sustainability and growth.

She further noted the successful integration of ICT in training and education, notably through the Jitume Lab Enablement Program. This initiative, implemented by the Ministry of ICT and Digital Economy has delivered digital devices to 99 TVET institutions, training over 19,000 students in digital skills and online jobs.

 The government’s focus on ICT is seen as a key driver for preparing students for the demands of the digital economy.

Global Opportunities and Education Sector Investment, the collaboration with the Ministry of Education to connect digitally skilled TVET graduates to global opportunities showcases a forward-looking approach.

President William Ruto’s recent announcement of a substantial financial boost, particularly the 9 billion allocated to the TVET sector, underscores a significant investment in education, positioning TVETs as key players in shaping the future workforce.

The CBET Implementation Reporting workshop was attended by Principals from all TVETS across the country.

Also Present during the workshop were Director Technical Education Dr.Meshack Omwora,CEO TVET Curriculum Development, Assessment and Certification Council (CDACC)-Prof Kisilu Kitainge