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Education is a means of social, industrial, and economic development. Current global developments, the influence and impact of information technology on spheres of work and life call for a review of the existing TVET policy and strategy framework. The growth and success of TVET in Kenya depends on how swiftly the sector responds to prevailing, emerging and inherent challenges in a developing economy.
There is a worldwide shift in the production process, trade and communications. Human capital requirements, especially as a result of the ICT revolution, have experienced rapid growth but more can be done to make learners more competent at work.
The Kenya government recognized the possibility of a skills gap and established an umbrella body for selection of college and university students as an effort to boost TVET admissions. Plans are ongoing to increase the number of TVET institutions. The determinants of the quality of education and training include; government policy, quality of teachers, learners, the learning environment, facilities for learning and the curricula organization. This paper highlights how competence in TVET may be enhanced. It looks at the allocation of training lessons to incorporate guided practical research hours to enable learners come up with working industrial projects. Updating the curriculum to incorporate learning of Assembly programming in modular engineering courses and incorporation of flexible teaching and learning to reduce direct contact hours and allow space for creativity and innovativeness.
Reformed TVET will provide a more competent and efficient workforce able to face challenges of modern technology.