Governor  Alex Tolgos 

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.


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