Government to support National Industrial Training Authority

The government will go out of its way to provide the youth with quality training facilities that will enable them acquire skills and make them competitive in the job market and promote self-employment.

Speaking at the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) when she inspected the institution, Cabinet Secretary East African Community, Labour and Social Protection (CS), Phyllis Kandie said the government has an elaborate plan to improve training facilities in all government institutions.

We have come here today to look at the capacity of NITA and to support exactly on the leather and textile sectors as far as skills training is concerned, Kandie said.

She emphasized that the government was keen on expanding the capacity of NITA, to enable it accommodate more interns who will be equipped with appropriate knowledge.

The Cabinet Secretary for Industry, Trade and Co-operatives, Aden Mohammed said his Ministry is engaged in discussing NITA’s mandate and overall context of government programs in providing training skills through other government institutions like Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), among others.

He further said that the government was keen on increasing the capacity of NITA to also become an employer besides being a training institution.

Mohammed assured the public that the government will provide adequate equipment that will enhance training and quick delivery of services.

Source: Kenya News Agency