Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and Booth Extrusions Limited have sealed a five year agreement to develop a training course on aluminium systems and fabrication mainly targeting professionals in the construction industry.
Speaking during the signing; Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mabel Imbuga welcomed the launch of the short course, adding that, “it will produce human resource in the form of technicians and artisans, who will play an important role towards realization of Kenya’s vision 2030”.
Prof. Imbuga noted that the course is a strong indicator that JKUAT really acknowledges that the world is dynamic and institutions of higher learning in Kenya are now under pressure to tailor their academic programmes to produce manpower to suit the global needs.
Booth Extrusions Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Suresh Mohandas thanked JKUAT for making this a reality since the talks started in September 2011. He said that this MOU has come at an opportune time; when minerals are been discovered yet artisans are ill equipped to handle structures that require high precision such as aluminium.