Residents in Kangundo have been urged to embrace vocational training in a bid to tame unemployment among youth.

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Kangundo MP Fabian Muli on Friday said that stereotyping of vocational training by residents has eroded government's efforts to equip youth with practical and technical skills to curb the rising cases of unemployment.

Speaking during an exclusive interview, the MP said there's a need for residents to get rid of the notion that polytechnics are for failures and enrol their children in the institutions. 

"Unemployment has rendered many youth idle thus they end up engaging in social vices. However, I believe polytechnics will provide an avenue for students to acquire skills and also recapture the academic dreams they had earlier lost," said Muli. 

Muli said that the opportunity will help youth create employment for themselves and others, noting that there's more to life than sitting idle. 

He said the training offered in the institutions is good because the trainers are qualified and professional.

"As opposed to seeking employment after graduating, these students will be equipped with knowledge and skills that will enable them to create employment. There are so many people who are doing well in their businesses," he said. 

The lawmaker further noted that the institutions will provide the youth with a chance to showcase their talents and abilities, something that will impact the society positively. 

He revealed that the Kwa-Kathule Technical Training Institute which was started by his predecessor is almost complete, adding that youth will soon benefit from the facility.