By JOSEPH OJWANG.
The government has set aside Sh. 500 million to refurbish all National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) centers in the country.
Principal Secretary in the Ministry of State Department for Labour Peter Tum says the idea is to make the centers to conform to the latest technologies.
Tum says the exercise that is set to commence is aimed at modernizing the facilities and re-train staff on emerging new skills.
Tum who spoke on Thursday in Kisumu when he toured Kisumu NITA branch and officially launched 2019 government trade test series says the government is keen on producing skills for the growth of the nation.
He announced that already there is a workforce that will mainly contribute to the goals of raising the contribution of manufacturing sector as envisioned in the Big Four Agenda of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The PS further announced that the ministry is currently mapping out available skilled labour in the country against what is existing in the job market.
He says the ministry has partnered with other agencies to set up Kenya Labour Management Information System to help in capturing the data on jobs available