Vision 2030 Secretariat: Technical and Vocational Training key to achieving Vision 2030 goals

The Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat has welcomed wider reforms in the education sector aimed at improving the curricula to align tertiary levels of education with the Vision 2030 needs.


A competency-based curriculum, noted Acting VDS Director General Prof Wainaina Gituro, will anchor Kenya's transformative drive towards the next 16 years to meet its social, economic and political demands.
A raft of progressive measures, already undertaken such as the TVET Act 2013, introduction of the Competency Based Educational Training and governance and management of institutions offering TVET training, noted Prof Wainaina noted will provide Kenya with trainees with best global and industry skills to pave the way for Kenya's industrialisation as outlined in the country's Vision 2030 strategy.

Singling out Science and Technology and innovations, the Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat said the new curricula would be a catalyst for a knowledge based economy through use of information and communication as emphasized in Vision 2030.

?It is a step in the direction if the country is to position itself with the demands needed to achieve the Vision 2030 dream which needs a technical human resource capable of creating an economic development society based on science and technology an innovation based on the blueprint,? said Prof. Gituro.

The role of the Vision 2030 to improve skills training and labour market for the youth in promoting competitiveness and empowerment, Prof. Wainaina reiterated will remain a key agenda in factor in determining the success of the Vision 2030 strategy implementation.

Speaking on the sidelines of a forum to discuss the skills and competency standards required by the building and construction industry, Prof. Gituro urged for a mind-shift on the level of investment and resource allocation provided for Technical, Industrial Vocational and Training Institutions (TVET).

?As an agency, mandated to provide strategic leadership in the implementation of Vision 2030, we are encouraged by the commendable efforts that have been taken by the government to address some of challenges bedevilling quality of education,? Prof Wainaina explained

As part of government's commitment to ensuring that technical and vocational training is implemented in the counties, the government has committed to start rolling a TVET institution in each county in the next 5 years and 133 polytechnics in each constituency to respond to growing demand of technical skills key to achievement of the vision 2030.

Additionally, a mechanism to disburse educational loans in TVET institutions will be established to motivate the over 400,000 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education graduates who never join TVET or university colleges to get skills.

Calling it a national process, Prof. Gituro called on the private sector to take advantage of the Public-Private Partnership to help design a competency-based system that will develop skills and competencies necessary for a demand-driven economy.

?The Creating an Army of 1 million Artisan's is a Vision 2030 flagship project geared to training more than 1 million artisans by 2016 driven by the Ministry of Education Science and Technology and Housing Finance, we would love to see the same in other industries outlined under the Vision 2030 Enablers and Macro Pillar,? said Prof. Gituro. Over the last two years, the Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat has been rolling out the Wakilisha campaign; a rallying call to entrench the National development policy ideals amongst private sector players and general citizens.

The essence of Wakilisha is for each party to realize that Vision 2030 will lead to A BETTER KENYA, where all Kenyans are proud to work, live and enjoy the fruits of their hard work through their vision. Geared at transforming Kenya into a middle income, globally competitive and industrializing country with a high quality of life in the next 17 years, Vision 2030, is anchored on three pillars. These pillars include the Social, Economic and Political?and an auxiliary pillar known as the Enablers and Macro Pillar, which covers those projects, interventions and initiatives whose impact ultimately cuts across all the other three pillars.


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About Kenya Vision 2030

The Kenya Vision 2030 is the national long-term development policy that aims to transform Kenya into a newly industrializing, middle-income country providing a high quality of life to all its citizens by 2030 in a clean and secure environment.

The Vision comprises of three key pillars: Economic; Social; and Political. The Economic Pillar aims to achieve an average economic growth rate of 10 per cent per annum and sustaining the same until 2030. The Social Pillar seeks to engender just, cohesive and equitable social development in a clean and secure environment, while the Political Pillar aims to realize an issue-based, people-centered, result-oriented and accountable democratic system.

The three pillars are anchored on the foundations of macroeconomic stability; infrastructural development; Science, Technology and Innovation (STI); Land Reforms; Human Resources Development; Security and Public Sector Reforms.

For Further Information
Veronicah Muchiri
Communication Manager
Kenya Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat
Tel. +254 (0) 722 320 333
Email: vmuchiri@vision2030.go.ke

 

 

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