By Reuben Olita
Busia students are benefiting from training towards skills development and utilization.
The training which is being offered by National Industrial Training Agency (NITA) in partnership with International labour organization (ILO) is to ensure that students meet quality apprenticeship in the country.
NITA is targeting to train atleast 150 master craft persons (MCPs) in Busia,Kitui and Kilifi counties based on pedagogical curriculum on Master craft Persons Apprentice Training which aims at promoting highest standards in the quality and efficiency of Industrial Training.
The main agenda were thoughts on personal safety, material safety and other safety measures to be undertaken in work places.
Students have been thought on occupation health and safety, a recap on COVID-19 was also captured during session where vaccination, proper wearing of masks and sanitization was thought.
The Master Craft Person apprentice trainer and consultant at Africa Vocational Education Research College (AVERC) Mr. Romano Salama explained on correct use of personal protective equipments in workshops, a discussion forum where students aired their views on this safety precautions.
An interview with Moureen Auma,who works at food and beverage in Busia says that the event has helped many students and non students gain skills on safety precautions in work places.
“I have found this event very educative; I appreciate NITA for giving us the grassroots since I have never failed to atend any of their events. I bake cakes and decorate them,this training has enable me improve on areas I have been missing such as improved hygiene in my workplace,”she said.
However, Busia county is one of the three counties that have been identified by the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where they intend to impact knowledge and skills on youths to cub unemployment issue in the country.
The other two counties are kilifi and kitui which were identified as most undeveloped counties.