• Education CS Ezekiel Machogu said the concerns about climate change place pressure on Tvets to develop skills.
• "There is need to progressively enhance resource conservation and move towards zero-emission economies, which will have an obvious impact on training," Indede said.
Tvets plan to offer climate change courses to sharpen skills in dealing with the effects.
Tvet authority board chairperson Florence Indede said the Tvet sector can be made responsive to the changing trends.
"There is need to progressively enhance resource conservation and move towards zero-emission economies, which will have an obvious impact on training and job market demands," Indede said.
She spoke during a three day conference dubbed BILT on Tuesday.
The conference seeks to support technical and vocational training institute in transforming innovation.
As drought ravages the country, Indede said Tvets play a big role in dealing with the effects.
The board chair said to deal with drought, the country will need more practical skills.
"This is likely to result in an increased demand for workers with new technical and generic skills needed for the green jobs sector," she said.
This comes a time when Tvet institutions are encouraged to plant trees.
The conference theme is "Going green and digital: TVET for Hospitality and tourism.”
Education CS Ezekiel Machogu highlighted the role of Tvets in increasing manpower.
Machogu's speech was read by the director of technical education Tom Mulati.
Machogu said the concerns about climate change place pressure on Tvets to develop skills.
"The Kenyan government has incorporated a unit on environmental sustainability in all the CBET programmes," he said.
The CS added that government has also included climate change protection in the performance contract of all state corporations.
This, he said seeks to improve the participation of all Kenyans in climate protection activities.