Governor Waiguru urges youth to apply for KENHA scholarships in county’s selected TVET institutions
Kirinyaga County Governor, Anne Waiguru, has urged the youth from the county to apply for technical training scholarships offered by the Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) at selected Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions within the county.
Governor Waiguru said that as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility to the community living along the upcoming Kenol-Sagana-Marwa dual carriage way, KeNHA has selected Sagana Technical Institute and Kaitheri Youth Polytechnic as training centers for skills sponsored program that targets the youth. She said that the training will enhance their skills which increases their chance of being absorbed in the road construction jobs, 30 percent of which have been reserved for Kirinyaga residents as a result of her intense lobbying with the national government.
The governor noted that the training will also enable the youth to secure gainful employment and also build their economic capabilities through self-development. “For the youth who have been seeking for jobs, this is an opportunity knocking at your doorsteps and you should seize it by enrolling yourselves in either of these two institutions.” Said the governor, noting that the mega project is labor intensive and youths will be major beneficiaries of job opportunities.
According to an advert put up by KeNHA, those eligible for the skills training must be aged between 18 and 35 years and can register with either KCSE or KCPE certificates. The three terms scholarship includes tuition fees and accommodation.
The courses offered at Sagana Technical Institute are Carpentry, Electrical Wireman, Masonry, Welding and Fabrication while those offered at Kaitheri Youth Polytechnic are Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Electrical Installation Grade 111 and Hairdressing and Beauty. Applications are to submitted at the County Commissioner’s office by 3rd November.
The 84 kilometer Kenol-Sagana-Marua dual carriage is part of the Great North Road connecting the port of Mombasa to Addis Ababa through Nairobi-Isiolo and Moyale. Some of the trading centers in Kirinyaga that are bypassed by the road include Makutano and Sagana.