Poor skills and knowledge deficiency have been identified to be the biggest challenges affecting service delivery and the overall economic development in the country. The only solution to determine this deficiency is to identify the gaps existing in an organization and what training is required to fill the gaps.
The P.S. Dr. Margaret Mwakima said this when she closed 5 days workshop to train the State department of Natural resources staff on training needs assessment [TNA], in Naivasha on 27th Jan 2017. About fifteen members of staff were trained.
“The workshop is a clear demonstration of the state department’s commitment towards developing the work force to provide efficient and effective service to the public in meeting performance contract targets “PS said.
Mwakima said that since her State department for Natural Resources plays a central role in all government led initiatives to attain the goal of conservation and protection of both flora and fauna in Kenya, there is need to strengthen human resources development programmes for the staff to implementation core functions for sustainable natural resources management.
She also added that training needs assessment with no doubt lead to the identification of gaps in the performance, knowledge, skills and abilities of the institution’s employees which will in turn help to improve on the training and development of the employees.
Training of the staff would help the institution to direct resources to areas of priority while addressing resources needed to fulfill the mission, productivity and quality services to the public.
The workshop was organized by the state department of natural resources through the Director HRM/ Development, Mr. P.W.C. K’Agira.