The conference sought to redefine roles and nurture partnerships among TVET stakeholders in the country

 Nairobi, 31st January 2017………. Equity Bank was the main sponsor of The Hands of the Future and Kenya Skill Show that took place at the Kenyatta International Conference Center. The event which took place last week consisted of three distinct events which were the National TVET Conference that was held on Thursday, the Kenya Skills Show held on Friday and an exhibition on Saturday.

 The conference came soon after Equity Group Foundation (EGF) with its partners; the German Government through its implementing agency KfW, Equity Bank, and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST), recently launched a youth empowerment programme that will see a group of nearly 3,000 Wings to Fly 2016 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (K.C.S.E.) graduates transition into Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions countrywide.

The Equity Group Foundation General Manager for Climate Change, Strategic Partnerships and Collaboration, Dr. Beth Waweru was one of the moderators on the session focusing on TVET Education financing: Private Sector Involvement, Loans, Grants, Vouchers and Scholarships.

The event was convened by the Permanent Working Group on Technical Vocational Education Training (referred to as the PWG), in conjunction with the TVET Authority (TVETA) of the Ministry of Education, under the docket of the Principal Secretary for Vocational and Technical Training, Dr. Dinah Mwinzi.