NAIROBI: 6th October,2023
“Nairobi Injob, Job Fair,” is a project designed to promote school-business forums and enhance employment opportunities for young people who are vulnerable and persons with disabilities. Students from the 8 Nairobi County Vocational Training Centers, the community, Injob Partners, Key stakeholders Nairobi City County Government representatives, TVETA and Enterprises from small, medium to large businesses attended the event, which was held at Mathare Vocational Training Center.
The event was graced by the Chief Officer for Early Childhood Development Education and Vocational Training, Mr. Ahmed Mohamed, as the chief guest. He told the participants that it was of great importance to showcase their skills in such forums as it is an opportunity that can help them build networks and also find jobs.
The Chief Officer assured the trainees of regular job fairs to offer them a platform to connect them with organizations that will help them develop their skills and expertise. Mr. Abdi said that the County Government will urgently address the challenges faced on shortage of qualified teachers. He said there are discussions to establish bursaries and sponsorship for the Vocational Training Centers to help students.
“I want to challenge the trainees to identify problems in their community and come up with solutions, this enables you identify areas of job creation. I also urge the teachers to instill the mindset of becoming job creators in their students and to utilize the skills they are acquiring to address real life issues and generate employment. Nairobi City has earmarked the 8 vocational centers for expansion in order to accommodate more young people in our institutions”. Added the Chief Officer.
“Let us work together to encourage students to join VTCs this will help curb the drug menace looming across the County as it keeps the students engaged, learning some skill which at the end of the day will help them build a better future. The most important is having the right attitude, believe in yourself and focus on their studies, regardless of your background”.
Present were Dr. Esther Kimani, Deputy Director of Education, Mr. Leonard Mititi Director Vocational Training, Dr. Wanjiru Kariuki, Secretary of Skills and Talent in the Ministry of Labor,
The event was to offer a platform for the trainees to network with potential employers, discover job prospects, and display their talents.