Technical University of Mombasa is identifying more areas of training available for Lamu County residents as it embarks on developing and expanding the Satellite Campus in the area.
Residents and local leaders welcome the move that comes barely a few months ahead of the official launch of the local port.
Acting Vice Chancellor Prof Laila Abubakar is leading a high powered delegation in the region to assess the opportunities available.
TUM which is the only university in the county offers business and hospitality programmes at its Lamu Satellite Campus.
"We are here to assess the needs of Lamu people so that we meet the needs arising from the major projects by both the county and national governments like LAPSSET" said Laila.
Laila was accompanied by Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Administration, Finance and Planning Professor Joseph Rasowo, Professor Hussein Mahamoud among other top officials.
TUM is also considering introducing to Lamu county university education-thirsty residents Community Health as well as Fisheries, Marine, Environmental Sciences among others.
The delegation that was received by Campus director Issa Mackenzie also held talks with the Fahim Twaha-led County government that were chaired by his deputy Abdulhakim Bwana.
"We see TUM as a necessity and therefore we will provide land for you as long as due process is followed. We need to have our people trained in readiness for the looming job opportunities" said Abdulhakim.