Humber College has been chosen as the lead institution to support three national polytechnic schools in western Kenya.
Part of the Kenya Education for Employment Program (KEFEP), the three-year, $1.668 million project is an initiative of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) and is funded by Global Affairs Canada.
Humber will work with Durham College, Vancouver Island University and Selkirk College to assist three Kenyan National Polytechnics – Kisumu, Kisii and Sigalagala – to develop their training in mechanical engineering, renewable energy and building technology.
The project is led by Humber’s International Development Institute (IDI) and will provide opportunities for Humber faculty to work alongside Kenyan partners both locally and in Kenya.
“This is an excellent opportunity to leverage our high quality programming and faculty to make a difference in Kenya,” says IDI Manager Asha Gervan. “We look forward to working with Kisumu, Kisii, and Sigalagala National Polytechnics to share skills and knowledge and support them in achieving their goals.”
The KEFEP program will help equip Kenyan youth with the skills and qualifications required to compete in the country’s workforce and supports the country’s vision of transforming to a middle income country by 2030.