Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) held its first Gubernatorial debate in Nairobi County on 29th June 2017 followed by Kisumu County on 30th June 2017 as part of nation-wide engagements with political leaders aimed at centralizing the economic agenda of the country in their leadership plans for the next five years.
The gubernatorial debates will focus on prioritising issues such as creating a massive export push, raising productivity to world class standards, promoting and leveraging ‘Buy Kenya Build Kenya’, tackling uncustomed goods and counterfeits, and developing a stable policy environment. Additionally, job creation through the revamping of TVET curriculum in the country.
This debate is therefore an opportunity for the business community to engage the political leaders in finding solutions,” added Ms. Mutahi.
These debates will be replicated in Kisumu, Uasin Gishu, Kiambu, Nakuru, Mombasa and Machakos Counties aimed at pushing Kenya’s economic agenda through industrialization.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) in partnership with German Corporation for International Development (GIZ) have today launched the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme in Central Kenya as part of the organization’s goal to bridge the skills gap in the country.
Since the launch of the programme in Nairobi and Mombasa early in the year, KAM has worked with TVET institutions and Industry to place 180 technical skills graduates in various companies in Nairobi and Mombasa and trained an additional 170 graduates on work readiness in preparation for industrial placement.
KAM Central Chapter Chair, Mr. Anup Bid challenged TVET institutions to create programs that are relevant and in touch with the needs of the industries.
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