Governor Kibwana sponsors 120 sharp brains for 1CT course

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Makueni governor Kivutha Kibwana has sponsored 120 youths for an ICT course.

Speaking Kibwana said that the youths are set to benefit from 3 weeks of free advanced ICT training to harness their literacy skills.

The governor was speaking during the launch of Tusomeei Computer Nduani initiative.

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” The trainees will, in the long run, be employable, have hands-on skills to create websites or be ripe for start-up ventures using the digital skills gained,” he said.

The training, funded by the government of Makueni county, commenced on Monday at the Wote Technical Training Institute.

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According to Education, Youth, Sports and ICT minister Joshua Wambua, the training aims at equipping the youth with computational thinking and problem solving skills in order for them to succeed in the ever changing digital world.

The young people who were competitively selected, 4 from each of the 30 wards, will be intensively trained on Web Design, Computer Hardware and Software, Graphics Design and computer Networks with each trainee choosing one area of interest.

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Kivuva Mwangangi of Emali-Mulala ward, a beneficiary of the program and a graduate of Computer Science from Maseno University, says the initiative has given him a platform to perfect his networking skills especially after experiencing some challenges in the field immediately after his graduation.

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“After graduating from Maseno with a degree in Computer Science, I was shocked to face difficulties in field work. When I saw this opportunity, I was excited because I knew it was a good avenue for me to perfect my networking skills,” Mwangangi said.

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