Zetech signs MOU with Powermax to bridge skills gap
The need to bridge the gap between university training and industry expectations continues to influence institutions to craft ways to better train graduates for the market place. Leading the pack, Zetech University has over the months inked deals with companies with countrywide coverage to secure internship and opportunities for the University’s growing student base.
At the close of May, Zetech signed an MOU with Powermax Ltd targeting at providing students, starting June, with industrial attachment opportunities to gain practical skills for their careers of choice. Powermax, a company under Backmart Group, will absorb Zetech students to undertake technology and engineering roles, covering programmes offered under the Faculty of ICT.
Commenting on the partnership, Vice Chancellor Professor Njenga Munene expressed the need for the education sector to enhance collaboration with companies eager to train the professionals of tomorrow while enhancing their human resource. He appreciated the Backmart Group, which houses other companies in the Hospitality and financial services industries, for accepting to extend the opportunity to students taking business and hospitality courses.
“This is a great move as we collaborate with partners interested in investing in the youth by providing them the chance to put theory to practice. At Zetech, we seek to provide a holistic experience to all our learners as we work towards becoming the best University in Kenya and the world.” said Prof. Munene.
Speaking on behalf of the firm, Backmart Group General Manager Mworia Kaibunga noted that the importance of working with leading universities in the Country to close the gap between what the market requires and what is taught in class. He further highlighted that the MOU will include training sessions for the firms’ staff to sharpen their skills and improve general output.
This agreement adds on to recent partnerships secured by Zetech with companies such as Samchi Group and Huawei Technologies designed to guarantee students internship opportunities, making it one of the unique universities in Kenya.