Elgeyo Marakwet County will soon export skilled labour from its vocational training centers to Finland following the signing of a partnership between the County and Finland Government.
According to area Governor Alex Tolgos his Government and that of Finland have agreed that hundreds of youths will soon jet out to the European country where they will earn handsomely
“We therefore called on youths to enroll in the vocational institutes,because some of these skills are very marketable in European countries and world as a whole,”he said.
Speaking when he opened the AIC Chesewew VTC in Marakwet East sub county, the Governor said his Government would ensure that it equips all vocational training centres with the necessary equipment and staff to ensure that they meet international standards.
“We will also construct a new road to this institute which will link it to Chesoi to ensure there was easy access instead of taking the long route to Metipsoo,” said the county boss.
Other improvements will involve electricity connections expected according to the Governor.
Torgos added that the County Government will invite those taking the food and beverage course to provide catering services during County functions, saying this way they will not only gain experience but also raise revenue for their institution.
The institution offers Building and Construction, Masonry, garment making, food and beverages and hair dressing among others.
Tolgos encouraged all youths to take the courses offered irrespective of gender, noting that out of the 19 students undertaking building and construction courseS at the Chesewew centre, only one is female.
“Let us not shy away from taking any course as long as we have the passion as there is no course which was tailored towards a particular gender,” the governor said.