The Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) has opened its portal for application for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) courses.
The placement agency aims to enrol 12,705 students in line with a recent directive from Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu urging all TVET institutions to promptly adopt the new curriculum.
In a circular dated October 5, 2023, Machogu emphasized that the government has established the necessary legal and regulatory framework, including infrastructure enhancements for TVET institutions nationwide.
The circular urged all TVET institutions to initiate the implementation of the Competency-Based Education and Training (CBET) without delay.
KUCCPS kicked off the TVET application process on December 21, 2023.
A total of 190 TVET institutions declared 12,705 vacancies across various CBET programs for January 2024 admissions.
The KUCCPS TVET application portal is set to close on January 2, 2024.
KUCCPS CEO Dr. Agnes Mercy Wahome noted that trainees can progress through different CBET levels based on experiential learning or skills acquired while working in the relevant industry.
The assessment of students enrolling in CBET courses will be conducted by the TVET Curriculum Development, Assessment, and Certification Council (CDACC).
These courses emphasize practical skills through hands-on experiential training, focusing on the ability to perform specific tasks (competencies) rather than primarily theoretical learning.