Skill Development For Accelerated Development: A Case Study Of Thika Technical Training Institute
Poverty alleviation has been on Kenya’s national agenda since country adopted multiparty system of Government since 1992.Kenyan’s main focus of poverty alleviation and eradication is to build the capacity of the poor by improving their access to education and skills development Skill development and vocational training has proven to increase the capacity of the poor thereby increasing their income to address poverty, government of Kenya is giving financial support ,providing better and collaborating local and foreign bodies to enable address the skills gap thereby helping to stimulate economic growth among the youths // The Kenyan government attaches great importance to TVET as reflected in the Kenyan’s TVET training as follows: Vision: To be a centre of excellence in Technical, industrial, vocational and entrepreneurship training. Mission: To provide training, research and outreach programmes that impart skills and utilize applied knowledge to spur economic growth and solve problems in society // OBJECTIVE OF THE PAPER The preoccupation of this paper will be to unveil skill development realized under flexible skill development (FSD) activities through Commonwealth skills development initiative program in Africa, Thika TTI, Kenya. // DISCUSSION The paper will stress the impact of flexible skills development (FSD) activities realised in Thika TTI among lecturers, learners and community at large. The paper will demonstrate how use of ICTs has played a major role in this initiative // RECOMMENDATIONS Skills development and application of ICTs is the key to transition of new economy and transforming labour market and years of neglect of vocational education system // CONCLUSION Skills development and application of ICTs is one way of mitigating poverty leading to citizens improved economy and quality of life // Paper ID: 103
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