Optiven Group CEO George Wachiuri has commended the government of Canada for collaborating with the Kenyan government on employment opportunities. Speaking in the United States of America, Wachiuri advised that the move is timely to meet expectations of the seasoned workforce in Kenya and provide much needed mentorship opportunities available in Canada.
Wachiuri has been at the forefront of championing opportunities for employment especially targeted at youth and university graduates. As the chairman of the Optiven Group Foundation, Wachiuri has given thousands of scholarships that have benefited tvet and secondary school students under the education pillar.
Through the George Wachiuri School of mentorship, over a thousand entrepreneurs and small business owners have been mentored to spur their business. Wachiuri heralded the government led by President Dr William Ruto for keeping the focus on tvet, Youth employment and provision of housing.
Kenya and Canada are working on a labour migration framework that will enable more Kenyans to get skilled jobs in the North American country. President William Ruto today said Kenya will align the training of health workers at the Kenya Medical Training College and technical and vocational institutions with the Canadian curricula to respond to the needs of the country’s job market.
“Kenya’s workforce is our greatest resource. It is well-trained and hardworking. Even as we invest in sectors that will create employment in the country, opportunities for Kenyans abroad are another way to lift up our young people,” he said.
The President spoke at State House Nairobi when he met Canadian Foreign Minister Ms Melanie Joly. Officials from two the countries will hold a meeting in Canada in June to develop plans to boost bilateral relations between the countries.
George Wachiuri is a leading Entrepreneur, a Published Author, Philanthropist, Youth Empowerment Enthusiast, a Family man and CEO of Optiven Group.