• Some 12,000 people around the world have received vocational training in Luban Workshops
• It is expected to foster creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship among students
The Meru University of Science and Technology has unveiled a modern engineering Luban Workshop, majoring in e-commerce.
The state-of-the-art workshop is an engineering practice and innovation project for scholars and researchers.
Zhao Xiyuan, a counsellor at the Chinese Embassy, attended the ceremony.
He said Luban Workshops in Africa are meant to offer vocational training for local young people.
MUST vice chancellor Romanus Odhiambo said the workshop will make scholars think creatively and innovatively in terms on ICT.
He said experts from TCVC are to train Meru University on e-commerce and ICT, fostering knowledge exchange and cultural values diversity between the two institutions.
“Our vision is to address the challenges and fully support students,” Odhiambo said.
This was realised due to harmonious collaboration between China’s Tianjin City Vocational College (TCVC) and Kenya’s MUST, which is a shared vision of enhanced technical vocation and training in Kenya to fostering academics.
Odhiambo said the Luban workshop sends a significant link that will establish a lecture hall to impact with e-commerce and ICT.
It is designed to empower students and professionals with practical skills that align with the demands of modern technology and technical advancement.
“Luban will flourish fostering creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship among our students,” he said.
“It is aimed at making the world a better place than we met it.”
Xiyuan said China will work closely with African countries to establish the 10 Luban workshops in the continent in fulfilment of a pledge by Chinese president Xi Jinping.