Students from Kenya Coast National Polytechnic College (KCNPC) performed well at the recently concluded World Skills Kenya National Competition, winning a silver in cooking and restaurant service category.
The Competition was held at Kenya School of TVET, Technical University of Kenya, Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, and Boma International Hospitality College. It brought together 100 students from different regions of Kenya enrolled in TVET programmes. The competition also served as a talent search, identifying outstanding participants in different skill areas who would represent Kenya at the World Skills Competition in Lyon, France in 2024.
Skill areas that were assessed during the competition included Bricklaying, Electrical installation, Wall and floor tiling, Water technology, Welding, Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing, Fashion Technology, Automobile Technology, Auto-body repair, Cyber Security, IT networking, Mechanical Engineering, CAD CNC Milling and CNC Turning, Industries 4.0 and Mechatronics, and Cooking and Restaurant Service.
The KCNPC team, led by Magdalene Kituku, the EASTRIP Industrial Liaison Officer, showcased their technical capacity in catering and hospitality management, impressing the judges with their skills and knowledge.
Kenya Coast National Polytechnic team led by Magdalene Kituku (right), the EASTRIP Industrial Liaison Officer (ILO) after receiving the medal.
KCNPC’s silver medal is a testament to the college’s commitment to providing high-quality vocational education and training. It is also a recognition of the skills and talents of the college’s students.
By Julius Kasuva, Registrar, Kenya Coast National Polytechnic College.