Technical grads get jobs ‘faster’ than degree holders

HELB CEO Charles Ringera displays a Sh1.2 million dummy cheque from North Coast Medical Training College, who want HELB to manage its revolving bursary loans. Ringera said TIVET graduates have higher chances of gettin g employed than university graduates.
HELB CEO Charles Ringera displays a Sh1.2 million dummy cheque from North Coast Medical Training College, who want HELB to manage its revolving bursary loans. Ringera said TIVET graduates have higher chances of gettin g employed than university graduates.

Graduates from technical and vocational institutions have higher chances of getting employed than university graduates, Helb has said.

Higher Education Loans board CEO Charles Ringera said Technical and Vocational Education and Training graduates have a 98 per cent chance of getting employed within a month after graduation.

University graduates have a 54 per cent chance of getting employed a year of graduation.

“Kenya has signed an agreement with the Canadian government, which requires 20,000 graduates of technical courses from Tivets annually,” said Ringera.

He said the major problem with parents and students is negative attitudes towards the institutions.

He spoke during the first graduation of North Coast Medical Training College in Kikambala, Kilifi county.