, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 15 – Nairobi Bottlers Limited, Krones East Africa Limited and Centurion Systems Limited have partnered to form a technical training institute and apprenticeship program.
The facility dubbed the Centre of Excellence for Food and Beverages Industry has submitted for approval an apprentice curriculum: “Mechatronics Technician” which encompasses 48 skills training modules.
The new facility will be implemented at an estimated cost of Sh190million spread over two years.
The program aims at identifying and bridging the gap towards improving engineering gaps within the workforce through practical skills development and modular training.
It targets lecturers and students from technical colleges and universities in order to create a pyramid effect in uplifting technical training and create a pipeline of talent that corporates can draw from.
It will train close to 300 students with the aim of equipping them with the right tools for the industry.
A pioneer group of nine apprentices selected from various technical training institutes in Kenya has been enrolled into this program which will be running for two years.
In addition to the apprentice training program, this joint formation is opening its doors to all industry and private individuals seeking to enhance their practical engineering skills.