March 23rd, 2018 marked the Railway Training Institute’s 58th graduation ceremony which saw 1,712 graduates’ conferred certificates, diplomas and higher diplomas in various disciplines ranging from Engineering and Technology to Business and Logistics.
While making the welcome remarks, the Railway Training Institute Principal Ms. Milly Kizili informed the graduands that they were being released to the job market and expressed confidence that the Institute had equipped the graduands with the requisite skills for long term careers in their respective disciplines to enable them compete ably. She congratulated the graduands upon the successful completion of their studies and thanked the teaching staff for conducting the training successfully; and the parents and stakeholders for their support towards the Institute.
In his speech, the Cabinet Secretary congratulated the students for achieving a great milestone in their lives that now marked the beginning of a new phase, joining the workforce. He also highlighted the government’s priority, the Big Four agenda, which revolve around Food Security, Affordable Housing, Manufacturing and Affordable Healthcare that are the key pillars anchoring development policies.
The event, whose chief guest was the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing & Urban Development, Mr. James Macharia, was attended by various other top officials including members of Kenya Railways’ Board of Directors, the Managing Director, Mr. Atanas Maina, Kenya Railways’ Corporation Secretary, Ms. Hellen Mungania, RTI’s Chairman, Prof. Henry Thairu and RTI’s Director, Ms. Milly Kiziili-Otieno.
Kenya Railways Board member, Mr. Josephat Lelgo, spoke on behalf of the Board and advised the students to have passion and positive attitude in their future undertakings. “Wake up every day and have a great attitude and a passion for everything you set your mind to,” he said.
Moving ahead, the Railway Training Institute is now in full gear for its May 2018 intake.