Why train in technical skills?

Kenya remains the largest and one of the fastest growing economies in East Africa. With a continuous growth rate of over 5.5% it serves as an economic engine for the region. This has seen the development of a wide range of goods and services produced to further support the modernization of the region. Sectors like Energy, Manufacturing, Construction and Agriculture have served to spur development of service sectors like Finance, Logistics and Information Technology.

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Specialised Welding

In August 2018, the recorded number of accredited Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) centers were 845. Out of all of them, none offered training in specialized welding. Kenyan institutions only offered artisan welding before the East African Institute Of Welding came into play.

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What is ASME IX and ISO 9606 and how does it apply to welding?

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) IX also referred to as ASME section 9  is the qualification for welders for pressure pipe and vessels. It covers both brazing and welding and it is pretty much the industry standard for testing of pipe welders for power plants and such.

ISO 9606-1:2017 specifies the requirements for qualification testing of welders for fusion welding of steels. It provides a set of technical rules for a systematic qualification test of the welder, and enables such qualifications to be uniformly accepted independently of the type of product, location and examiner or examining body.

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