For those of you who may not know there is an African Tech Challenge for students being sponsored a Chinese state-owned Avic International holding. In Kenya, they have just established a TVET (Technical, Vocational, and Entrepreneurship Training) project together with the Ministry of Education.
The students who get involved in this project will be able to get skills which they can use to create innovative new products. It will also give them an opportunity to form their own companies but will also give them transferable skills that they can take into the workplace if they choose that route.
The TVET (Technical, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training) project will create jobs for the youth but also boost the country’s economy because electrical and engineering equipment will be make here and supplied to institutions.
The kind of training being provided is in line with our vision 2030. It will spur industrialization because it provides solutions to problems as it combines the fields of science and technology.
The project is also supplying the winning students with raw materials which clears one of the huddles that those with creative ideas in the field of manufacturing have, which is lack of raw materials.
The students will be getting technical support which will ensure that the chances that their prototypes will work are high.
They are also getting a ready market for the things they will manufacture. The program will link the students to various Chinese manufacturing companies who will be able to buy the spare parts that they produce.
The competition will also be a great platform to show what Technical Training institutions can do. This will encourage students who have an interest in technology to enroll in school.