Education

Our Lady of Mercy Vocational Training Centre

Our Lady of Mercy Vocational Training Centre 

Many students find it extremely difficult to gain employment, even with a secondary education. Youth unemployment in Kenya is very high. So it is very important to assist young people to acquire a skill that will enable them to provide for themselves and their families.

The skills training centre is specially designed to impart practical skills to students with a view to future employment. The course includes: dressmaking, hairdressing, knitting, crafts (including beading, weaving and tie and dye cloth) catering, computer studies and self awareness skills.

The hairdressing and computer labs, which were established in 2006 with the help of Colomer group and the British Airways respectively, have been of great assistance, since they are equipped with modern facilities that would not have been accessible otherwise.

The centre had it's first graduation class in December 2006 and has since held several other ceremonies for students on completion of different courses.

The centre has a production unit.that accepts orders for items. The Unit produces uniforms for all the primary schools & St. Michael secondary school, the Rehabilitation centre, dust coats for the Clinic staff and the Skills training centre students’s uniform. It is now branching out into other items that have a market in the sales outlet opened in 2010.