Tatu City has welcomed another 50 aspiring youths for free skills training at the Tatu City Training Academy. Launched in 2018, the program provides members of the local community with essential job skills and opportunities for personal growth.
Since its inception, the Tatu City Training Academy has benefited over 500 participants, equipping them with construction skills and placing more than 80% of graduates in jobs at Tatu City.
“Tatu City Training Academy is fulfilling its mission of empowering youth in the local community,” said Perminas Marisi, Head of City Management and DCC. By equipping them with practical skills, we are not only empowering them but also contributing to the growth and development of the construction industry.”
One of the highlights of the academy is its certification process. Graduates receive certificates validated by the National Industrial Training Authority, enhancing their employability and career prospects. These certified individuals are eligible for job placements within Tatu City and other companies specializing in the construction industry. The academy’s commitment to job placements provides a crucial pathway for graduates to contribute to the development of the broader community.
In collaboration with ArcSkills, a professional development agency in Kenya, the program offers a comprehensive curriculum spanning 8 to 12 weeks. It focuses on providing highly relevant courses tailored to the construction industry, including electrical work, plumbing, painting, steel-fixing, masonry, plasterwork, tiling, and Environment, Health, and Safety practices.
“ArcSkills is excited to continue its partnership with Tatu City Training Academy,” said Peter Kimurwa, CEO of ArcSkills. “Our training modules equip youth with industry-relevant skills and knowledge, ultimately bridging the gap between education and employment, transforming their lives, and fostering sustainable economic growth. We look forward to witnessing the achievements of the latest cohort at Tatu City Training Academy.”
Tatu City’s comprehensive community partnerships also include a school meals program that provides high-nutrition daily meals to 2,000 children in state primary schools in and around Tatu City. Since the program’s inception, Tatu City has provided more than 1.2 million meals.