Persons owning motor vehicles from Tharaka and who have been seeking automotive services from far towns such as Meru,Chuka and Embu from lack of similar services around the nearby towns are now set to be relieved after Tharaka Technical and Vocational college comes up with a new modern commercial garage.
According to the principal in charge Mr.Elias Nyaga,the garage besides giving their students first hand experience in the field of automotive engineering,it will also serve members of public who have been travelling far to seek the services.He further says that being a modern garage,they will be using a improved technology to offer services to their customers.
“The new modern commercial garage that we will soon be putting into operation is using computerized diagnostic system to detect flaws in motor vehicles and also use of modern technology in repairing of the same. Appart from our students using the facility to acquire first hand experience in their profession,the garage will also be open to members of public who may need our services at a pay,” the principal said.
The principal urged youths from Tharaka who may not have secured slots in universities and colleges to embrace such technical courses and use the market gap existing to make money.He said the notion that technical courses belong to failed students is unfounded and in the modern world the technical courses have become the most marketable.
“There before, parents and everyone else thought that technical courses were placed for students who fails in their exams,but the narrative has faded as we have seen even the high performing students declining chances to enroll to universities and instead opt for technical institutes,” Nyaga added.
Once operational,the garage will offer multiple of services ranging from tire care,computerized wheel balancing and alignment,engine repairs,gear box repairs,brake system,computerized fault diagnostic,vehicle routine service and panel beating and painting.Others include auto electrics,transmission systems and suspension systems