The end edition of Kakamega county senator Cleophas Malala’s jobs and career exhibition was held in Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) multi-purpose hall. The event recorded a massive turnout with different companies booking slots to showcase their products.The senator has been on the top of things in the county in matters youth affairs with one of his projects being job and career exhibition which aims at equipping learners in the county with necessary knowledge to make wise career decisions and build themselves.
Vice chancellor of MMUST Prof. Joseph Bosire was first on the list.In his opening remarks encouraged the girl child to work smart in their studies since they are the drivers of change. He emphasized on the theme of the expo being ” taking charge of your destiny,” welcoming everyone to the University.
Akisa Wandera the famous KTN News tv anchor was the moderator steering the conversation of education. The event was attended by Education PS in charge of technical and vocational training Dr. Kevit Desai, county director of Education Alfred Makhotsi, representatives from the county and Kakamega county senator , Dr. Richar of Egerton University and Hellen Mtawali of Daystar university among other dignitaries.
In her opening remarks Nevil Mukaya of Kenya Universities and colleges central Placement services (KUCCPS) told students not to worry about the cluster points but rather to work on their grades. She took the students through the intensive calculation of cluster points for entry into different courses. “Apply for technical courses and consider small university,” she encouraged.
Keynote speaker Ms. Njeri Wangari did not disappoint. The author of Minds and Jobs with a past training in Law talked of her passion and her journey to realization of her dream. She engaged the students in a conversation that helped them realize who they are. “Know who you are so that you know what you are capable of,” she emphasized. Her main topics were self-identity and knowing your potential to make the wise career choices.
Highlights of the day were made by Zetech University who presented a cheque to students from Kakamega county who managed to get entry grades into the institution through sports. The cheque was presented in the presence of Education PS, county directors and two students.
The guest of honor, Education PS in charge of technical and vocational training Dr. Kevit Desai in his closing remarks encouraged student to go for technical courses. “Everyone I train even those with grade E join TVET and get skills,” he said. “You have an opportunity in engineering, art craft and other creative skills ,” He added. He thanked the office of the senator for promoting the education sector in the county.
Although the senator was not present on the occasion, the whole event was a success.
By Moses Odhiambo