Vocational training plays an integral role in the dynamic job market by equipping learners with hands-on skills that are key to addressing unemployment rates due to lack of market-demand skills among the youth.

Chief Officer for ICT Stella Rotich who was flanked by her Education and Vocational Training Counterpart Dr.John Keter graced the official opening of a four-day training for principals and instructors drawn from our 33 VTCs on Curriculum Based Education Training (CBET), at Kaplong VTC in Chemagel Ward,Sotik Sub County.

Speaking during the workshop,Chief Officer Stella emphasized on the significance of the CBET as the future of vocational training and pledged a robust support for VTCs even in integrating ICT into their CBET programs.

On his part, Chief Officer for Education and Vocational Training Dr.John Keter expressed the County Government’s commitment in revamping curriculum in all the VTCs with an aim of bolstering the basic employability for learners in the job market.

“This inaugural training in Bomet is of paramount importance. Governor Prof. Hillary Barchok has prioritized technical and vocational education in his manifesto. This initiative is crucial in preparing our instructors to evaluate and educate learners for competency-based roles.”Alphonce Kimutai Kirui, the county director of vocational training, stated.

The training is conducted by the TVET Curriculum Development, Assessment and Certification Council (TVET CDACC).It seeks to equip instructors with requisite skills to effectively train learners for competency-based jobs.