Plans are underway to elevate the Jeremiah Nyagah Technical Training Institute to a national polytechnic.
According to the Institute’s board of trustees chair Dr Norman Nyagah, the institution has already fulfilled key requirements as per the ministry guidelines for elevation.
Leaders from Embu County have supported the move and pledged to work with the Institutes management to achieve National Polytechnic status.
Speaking during the Institutes 1st graduation ceremony graced by Deputy President William Ruto, the Jeremiah Nyagah Technical Training Institute chairman Dr Nyagah called on the leaders from the county to back the institute as it strives to achieve its objective.
Former Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti noted that there was need to promote the institution in order to ensure youth from the county acquire technical skills that will make them relevant in the job market.
“It is important that we all rally behind this institution so that our youth gain technical skills required fotr the Country’s’ industrialization agenda.” Kivuti said.
Governor Martin Wambora pledged to support the University through provision of bursaries to students pursuing various courses at the institution.
DP Ruto called on more youth to enroll in Technical and vocational institutes to bridge the skills gap that the country is facing.
He noted that the government was set to construct a hostel to house over 500 students and thus putting the institute in prime position for elevation to National polytechnic.
“We are positioning technical and vocational education in its rightful place as the key to our development and socio-economic progress. The skills, knowledge and competencies gained by young men and women in these colleges will realise a workforce, which is fit for purpose and is a critical ingredient of attaining the Big Four. The Government has intensified the training of TTI tutors and enhanced capitation to ensure quality.” Ruto said.