WorldSkills Kenya, through Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) in collaboration with Ministry of Education, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other esteemed partners have officially launched the WorldSkills National Competition 2023 in Kenya.

The competition will be held at the Kenya School of TVET, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Boma International Hospitality College and Technical University of Kenya from 28th August to 1st September.   

The WorldSkills Kenya Competition is a great opportunity to showcase technical skills and promote vocational education.

The collaboration between various organizations indicates a strong commitment to skill development in Kenya.

KNCCI National Director Mr.Kennedy Onditi in his remarks acknowledged the importance of skills development, which will bring about economic growth and personal development amongst the youth in the country.

KNCCI CEO Mr.Patrick Nyangweso in his remarks noted that the world skills will inspire the youth to embrace innovation and will also address the issue of unemployment which is a major issue in the country .Additionally, the private sector’s participation can lead to internship opportunities, job placements, and even the development of specialized training programs, further enhancing the value of vocational education.

The government, particularly the Ministry of Education, plays a crucial role in promoting WorldSkills and vocational education. They provide policy support, funding, and infrastructure to facilitate skill development programs. The Ministry’s involvement helps integrate vocational training into the national education system, making it more accessible and recognized. They also collaborate with industry partners to align training with market needs and ensure graduates are job-ready.

Development partners play an important role in WorldSkills competitions by providing financial support, technical expertise, and resources to enhance the overall event.

The event will bring together 16 skill sets areas carefully chosen based on the private sector needs. The participants will compete in a four days’ showdown based on international set standards and awarded medals for excellence. The winners will represent Kenya during the World Skill International Competition that will be held in Lyon, France in September 2024.