A total of 200 youth have graduated in various courses at Kagoto Vocational Training Centre in Kiamaina Ward of Bahati Sub County in Nakuru County.
The majority of whom are from humble backgrounds having received sponsorship from Community Based Organization -Community and Progress Youth empowerment-CAP.
The students lauded the CBO for coming to their rescue in ensuring continuity of their professional studies.
They however called on their fellow youth to take serious technical courses terming them key in the current world.
Cecilia Wanjiku- a student noted that she has been able to acquire skills that will enable her in the market sector.
“I am very grateful for this far through the help of CAP. I appeal to young people to shun drugs and substance abuse and enrol for technical courses to better their lives” she said.
Kagoto Vocational Training Centre Principal Malachi Manaseh Omela revealed that that is the first lot graduating under the program on short technical courses.
While noting that drug and substance abuse poses a challenge to the education sector in the area, Manaseh challenged young people to shun from such vices and focus on their studies especially through the vocational centres.
“it is a great day in our centre that we have this lot graduating, an indicator that technical courses are the way to go especially during this time that we are talking of manufacturing agenda. If our young people can shun criminal activities and focus on education then we can have a better society” stated Manaseh.
Similar sentiments were echoed by Nakuru County Assistant Director Vocational Training Ms Catherine Mugo.
She called on youth to maximize on the numerous courses offered in the various Vocational Institutions in Nakuru County.
“We have many different courses offered in our vocational institutions in Nakuru County and I challenge young people to enrol” she said.