The Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) has launched English Language Training Program targeting health workers seeking jobs abroad.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe on Tuesday presided over the launch of the project, hailing the institution for being forward-looking and responsive to the health training needs of the global market.
“This is the first time the Government has undertaken a training of this kind to prepare the young men and women of this country to take up international employment opportunities,” he said.
On July 29, 2021, Kenyan government and that of the United Kingdom signed a bilateral agreement for collaboration on the healthcare workforce, thus paving way for cooperation in the delivery of healthcare through the recruitment of healthcare professionals in Kenya for employment in the UK.
Kagwe said the government will manage the bilateral agreement process to ensure healthcare professionals being sent to the UK are appreciated and recognized as expatriates who are contributing to the country’s economic development.
KMTC Board Chairperson Ambassador Zachary Muburi-Muita said the college graduates about 4,000 nurses annually and this is part of the largest pool of nurses that will be migrating to the UK.
He urged the migrating health workers to take advantage of the programme to sharpen their skills and meet visa application requirements.