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Kenya: Women of Nakuru County Seek Financial Independence in Vocational Education

The statistics on the percentage of male-to-female trainees pursuing Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) courses in Nakuru County, Kenya shows that there are currently more women than men pursuing financial freedom through vocational skills acquisition.

This comes at a time when already, more women in the cosmopolitan county are seeking to be self-reliant in the male dominated job market.

Education experts say with more women joining TVETs, poverty and unemployment in the county will be addressed.

"Most of the women taking the courses seek to be self-employed after completing their courses," said Nakuru County Director of Vocational Training David Mwangi. According to the population and housing census carried out by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, 13,049 females are engaged in one or two courses.

The male population is 11,283 which makes the total population in TVET institutions in the county to be 24,332.

With more women building their vocational skills across different sectors, the Kenyan local government expects to see a drop in unemployment rates and a rise in statistics around female economic empowerment. Given that the economy is primarily driven by entrepreneurs, these new/upcoming female entrepreneurs would be valuable additions to the growing sector.

Source: Nation


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