With this year’s theme being ‘TVET for a Greener Economy: The Role of Science, Technology and Innovation’, most of the showcased items and products were the students’ original ideas of innovation and models shown were aimed towards an economy that is free from environmental risks and ecological scarcities, and that aims for sustainable development without corrupting the environment.
Unlike earlier planned for Endebess Technical Training Institute of Transnzoia County to host the event, West Pokot County was privileged to be handed the honour of hosting the 2019 event.
Governor Prof. Lonyangapuo was officially represented at the event by Augustine Monges Lotodo CEC- roads, public works, transport and infrastructure who acknowledged the importance of such fairs and exhibitions. The three days event saw over 21 TVETs from the region enter the contest.
“we are very grateful to be given such and honour of organizing the event in place of our neighbour. This shows that we are truly valued by our neighbours. We will strive to make TVETS a force that will propel our youths to accomplish greatly in their lives” Monges said.
CEC Monges maintained that the county government will work in collaboration with the Ministry of Education; State Department of Vocational and Technical Training, county government and all stakeholders in ensuring the youths are well trained to be innovative and self-driven in all aspects of life to empower them economically and socially in accordance with the Governor Prof. Lonyangapuo’s manifesto.
During the event, stakeholders from national and county governments commended the efforts done by the students in ensuring that such events are successful through their innovations and hard work.
Principles from various TVETs acknowledged that youths need empowerment in order to achieve their goals for the betterment of their live. With students from various TVETs across the region participating in the contest, they will be able to find more innovative ideas and build on the ones that they have.