When Joseph Rehmann started his aquaculture company, the biggest hurdle was finding employees.
Together with his partner, the Victory Farms co-founder decided to create a pipeline of qualified workers for their fish business in Homa Bay County.
“The aquaculture industry was small and couldn’t provide a big talent pool of trained professionals. We had to focus on training first,” he talks of the business when it started eight years ago.
Because their business involves fish feed production, breeding, hatchery, processing, cold chain distribution, and retail, they needed more workers.“Pioneering was the hardest part,” he says.
They started a college hire programme called Graduate Aquaculture for Learning and Training (GALT) which has seen 40 trainees graduate.