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The Authority and Bamburi Cement just concluded the sixth week of seminar training on Friday following an MoU signed October last year to bridge the skills gap in the building and construction industry. The 14-week seminars started on Saturday, 25th March in Utawala, Dagoretti, Limuru and Kiambu towns and will be concluded in Maralal on 1st July.
The programme dubbed ‘Builder’s Academy’ aims at training 3500 masons in 52 centers across the country on site planning, drawings, setting out and foundations, mix designs, causes of building defects and how to avoid them as well as on-site safety procedures. “We are working together with Bamburi to train the masons who fall under skilled workers. It goes a long way in achieving our target of accrediting over a million skilled workers,” said Juliet Kabere, NCA’s Training and Capacity Building Manager. The training involves a sensitisation of the workers on NCA’s manadate as well as the regulations in the industry.
The annual Builder’s Academy has been running for 13 years and has benefited more than 250,000 masons across the country.