Renewal of the annual practicing license has been extended to 31st July 2020.
NCA Executive Director Eng. Maurice Akech on 30th January 2020 oversaw the launch of the 2019/2020 financial year CPD & CTD training program at the Boma Inn Hotel in Nyeri. The Theme of the training was “THE BIG FOUR AGENDA IN CONSTRUCTION: Opportunities for Contractors” and a total of 155 contractors were in attendance.
Also present during the event were NCA board members, representatives from the state departments of Crop Production & Agriculture, Industrialization, Housing & Urban Management and the Nyeri County Directors of Housing and Health respectively. National Construction Appeals Board Chief Executive Officer Mogeni Nyaigoti graced the seminar as well.
Part of the Authorities mandate is Capacity Building and this is achieved through continuous professional and technical development (CPD/CTD) seminars that take place both locally and abroad as well as induction workshops for skilled workers.
It is imperative that the industry is well equipped in order to take advantage of the golden window the governments’ big four housing agenda provides since it has committed to sourcing its manpower and resources locally.
The Authority has diverse training programs. It has in the past organized alternative training programs that have included visits to different industrial factories such as Mabati Rolling Mills (MRM) and Crown Paints. These plant tours have not only afforded contractors a firsthand view of innovative and emerging construction solutions but have added a practical dimension to the training experience.
NCA also continuously hosts construction industry policy stakeholder forums in 12 regions around the country. These fora provide an opportunity for stakeholders in the built environment to present views and suggestions that then inform the policy which seeks to create a dynamic, well-coordinated sustainable and vibrant industry. Contractors in attendance are awarded full (10) continuous development points and it, therefore, serves as an alternative training program.
Some of the topics in this years’ program will include: road maintenance practices and emerging trends in roadworks, working with concrete in building works, corporate governance, succession planning and business branding, financial management and taxation, among others.
It is mandatory for all contractors seeking to renew their licenses to have attended at least one training in the current financial year. The full list of remaining trainings for the current financial year is available on the Authority’s website: https://nca.go.ke/training/contractor-training/