Isuzu East Africa, Kenya Coast National Polytechnic (KCNP) to Bolster Skills Development – Capital Business
Nairobi, Kenya March 24 – Isuzu East Africa has partnered with the Kenya Coast National Polytechnic to launch a partnership program that will upskill students to global automotive industry standards.
In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the program will see the institution’s best automotive students being onboarded for a one-year course in theory and practical skills in automotive repairs and maintenance tasks before being deployed within the Isuzu network.
Ministry of Education State Department for Technical and Vocational Education and Training Institutions (TVET) Principal Secretary Esther Muoria urged TVET to forge gainful partnerships with industry players.
“It is such partnerships that will help identify market gaps that TVET institutions should fill through competent training to meet the market demand,” Muoria said.
“This is mainly because priorities have since shifted from just educating and training to giving skills to the youth,” she added.
The collaboration will empower KCNP students to carry out in-depth, hands-on research and garner insights into the intricacies of technologically advanced vehicles.
Students will study a wide range of parts, technology, and systems, including fuel systems, engines, ignition systems, vehicle chassis, and body engineering, and much more.
“Through this partnership, tomorrow’s innovators will be empowered with first-hand knowledge in automotive systems. This will also enhance the future of their employability to make them industry-ready for Isuzu or the market,” Isuzu EA Managing Director Rita Kavashe said.