It is my great pleasure and indeed a high honor to be here today to welcome you to our 7th graduation ceremony. This special occasion marks a significant milestone in our academic calendar, and with a lot of humility I wish to thank our almighty God for making it possible for us to continue to partake of this event.
Today we gladly present to this great country highly trained men and women who have demonstrated through hard work, dependability, perseverance and dedication that they are ready to render service locally and internationally It is our conviction that these graduands who we honor today are well equipped to impact their world in many varied ways in applying their skills to transform Kenya and the world at large.
Today’s graduation is not just another joyous occasion, but also marks an important milestone in the history of RVTTI. The past six years have been marked with a lot of growth and development. We salute our institution for attaining the coveted ISO 9001:2015 certification. We continue to strategically position ourselves as a competitive, high quality and a brand TVET institution that is producing highly skilled manpower into the labor market.
We still celebrate our status as Center of Excellence in TVET in the East African Community. We now celebrate yet another accolade of recognition as a UNEVOC Network member for the East and Central Africa charter. Last month we successfully hosted the International Greening TVET Workshop. This clearly reflects the commitment and dedication that students, staff and management have towards upholding the institute’s mission. In this regard, I would like to sincerely thank the Principal for his visionary leadership and stewardship of the institution.
I wish to congratulate the graduands of today and wish them the very best as they venture into the world of work. I commend you for surviving the rigor of our academic discipline. I wish to leave you with this word of advice- the following great quote by JK Rowling who said “we do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves. It is important that you believe in yourself and your abilities. Continue improving your skills in order to remain relevant in a dynamic and fast changing world. There are numerous opportunities out there and there are infinite possibilities of what you could do with your kind of training, talent, diligence, passion and character. Go out and productively exploit your innovative skills and knowledge to become great innovators, pathfinders, employees, entrepreneurs and society’s change agents.
Thank you and God bless you all.
DR KENNEDY KOECH Chairman, BOG, RVTTI