The Kenya Association of Technical Training Institutions | Nkabune Technical Training Institute
15669
page,page-id-15669,page-template-default,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-theme-ver-6.2.1,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.3.5,vc_responsive
 

Nkabune Technical Training Institute

nk

Nkabune Technical Training Institute is a Government maintained institution located in Meru county four kilometers from Meru town.  The institute offers technical, industrial, vocational and entrepreneurship training aimed at producing skilled manpower that fit in the dynamic Kenyan economy and the world at large.
As an institute, we have a vision of being a center of excellence in offering technical, industrial, vocational and entrepreneurship training. We therefore, invite prospective student to join this institute for training in various courses
The institute got ISO 9001:2008  certified in January 2011 through concerted efforts from the Board of Management, teachers and support staff. ISO Certification has led to the continual improvement in the implementation of Quality Management System and offer of better Quality Services
We have continued to excel in academic as well as in co-curricular activities. In performance contracting, the institute was ranked position 5 nationally in the category of tertiary institutions for the financial year 2011/2012. During the same year, the institute was ranked position 3 in the most sustained institutions nationally.
The institute has continued to receive support from the parent Ministry through development grants. This has enabled the institute to put up an ultra modern learning resources the institute. Through the same grants, the institute is putting up an electrical and electronics workshop to enable ladies access engineering courses. The institute also received ESP funds with which food and beverage workshop and clothing technology workshop were established.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
Nkabune Technical Training Institute was started in 1964 to train social workers and clerks by Consolata Sisters. In addition to social training the Institute offered a two year course in commercial studies to girls who had achieved C.P.E. In 1967 the Ministry of Education requested the Sisters to start a grant –aided Commercial technical school for girls. This opened in 1968 at the current Gitoro Primary School. Lack of sufficient land for expansion at Gitoro made the Sisters to move the school to its present location at Nkabune on a 25 acre- piece of land donated by the local community. Initial construction work was financed by the Kenyan Government, Misereor German Episcopal Conference and the German Government.
Learning at the Girls Commercial Technical started in 1971. In 1986, Nkabune Technical and Commercial Girls, among 18 other technical secondary schools were converted to Technical Training Institutes. The objective was to instill skills to trainees to enable them to be either self-employed or join salaried employment in public and private sector. The first trainees under the new system were enrolled in the Institute in 1986 to train in Secretarial and Accounts Clerks’ courses alongside forms three and four, which were phased out in 1987. Other courses like CPA Part one, Garment Making and Food and Beverage at Craft level were introduced in 1988.
Currently, the institute offers BTEP, TEP and TIVET (Mod I, II & III) courses which advance to diploma level. The institute graduates it’s trainees each year. The majority of the them have secured formal employment in both public and private organization; others have established small scale businesses, while others join the national polytechnics, local and overseas universities for further studies.

ELECTRICAL & LECTRONICS DEPARTMENT

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Nkabune Technical Training Institute is a Government maintained technical training institute previously purely for ladies. Currently, the institute has 63 members of the teaching staff and 26 members of the support staff.
The institute got ISO 9001:2008 standards of 31st January 2011 through concerted efforts from the Board of Management, teachers and support staff. ISO Certification has led to the continual improvement in the implementation of Quality Management System and offer of better Quality Services.
The institute has continued to receive support from the parent Ministry through development grants. This has enabled the institute to put up an ultra modern learning resource centre which is a land mark in the institute. Through the same grants, the institute is putting up an electrical and electronics workshop to enable ladies access engineering courses. The institute also received ESP funds with which food and beverage workshop and clothing technology workshop were established.
The institute has continued to excel in academic as well as in co-curricular activities. In performance contracting, the institute was ranked position 5 nationally in the category of tertiary institutions for the financial year 2011/2012. During the same year, the institute was ranked position 3 in the most sustained institutions nationally. May I take this opportunity to sincerely appreciate the Board of Management for their commitment, sacrifice and support in management of the affairs of Nkabune Technical Training Institute.
As an institute, we have a vision of being a centre of excellence in offering technical, industrial, and vocational and entrepreneurship training. We therefore, invite prospective student to join this institute for training in various courses.
Dean Of Students

The office of the Dean of students has the overall responsibilities of taking care of the students’ welfare. The Dean is assisted by the Assistant Dean of Students and a team of seven leaders of the students’ Body of Governance. The leaders are elected in a fair electoral process which is governed by the Students’ Council Constitution.

Under the Dean’s office is a qualified cateress who ensures that the students are served with well balanced meals. The institute also has a resident nurse who provides the students with medical care on a 24-hour basis. There are sufficient hostel facilities to ensure the comfort of the students while at the institute. There is a well established Guidance and Counseling Department which plays an important role in guiding the students in various issues. We have YCS and CU movements which offer spiritual nourishment social cohesion and promote personal integrity.

The institute prides in having vibrant clubs and functional co-curricular facilities which offer enormous opportunities for students to compete favourably with other institutions both regionally and nationally. They include music club, journalism club and the cadets. Plans are underway to establish a Red Cross club.

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL

The office of the Deputy Principal is charged with, among others, monitoring curriculum implementation and ensuring maintenance of discipline by the trainees in the institute. The office ensures all professional records a lecturer is expected to keep for efficient delivery of the curriculum are maintained. These include schemes of work, lesson plans and records of work covered. It also ensures that class timetables are prepared in good time and attendance of classes by both students and lecturers is as it should be.
ISO 9001:2008 Standard Certification has put the systems in place making curriculum implementation processes more effective and efficient. The institute has qualified and committed staff. This has ensured that academic performance in the Institute is on an upward trend. I wish to take this chance to commend the staff for their commitment in curriculum implementation as well as in other Institute activities.
The institute is reputed for producing all round graduates who assimilate well in the society, be given our graduates to employ, especially in Secretarial and Hospitality areas. This we attribute to the all-round training we give to our students. Discipline is the key to success and the Deputy Principal’s office makes sure it is maintained at the highest level possible in the institute’s rules and regulations which they attest to upon admission to the institute. The discipline is enforced by a disciplinary committee.
Jacqueline Bisset had once remarked: A model of conduct, a fortitude and integrity can do a great deal, to make a woman look beautiful, and I add, a man look handsome.
Discipline is a major personality trait of all great achievers, who have rigorous planning of short-team and long-team goals, and lead a disciplined lifestyle. A disciplined person is always respected and revered by all and sundry. It is discipline only which makes one regular and punctual. When a student is disciplined she/he is on a sure path to academic excellence. Discipline and success always go hand in hand. May I take this opportunity to encourage students to continue working hand and to remain disciplined in order to excel in their training and future careers.

EXAMINATIONS OFFICER

We admit students who are examined by Kenya National Examinational Council, mainly at Diploma, Certificate and Artisan levels. KASNEB students are admitted in January and July. The Diploma students are required to have a minimum qualification of C- (minus); Certificate students require a minimum qualification if D (plain) while Artisan requires minimum qualification of D- (minus).
The KASNEB students are admitted at two levels i.e. ATC and CPA. The ATC students require minimum qualification of D+ (plus) while the CPA requires a minimum qualification of C+ (plus) with C+ in Mathematics and English or a pass in ATC level 2.
Every year, we graduate students in various courses most of whom are quickly absorbed in the job market. Those who start a lower level upgrade themselves once they complete the lower levels. On examinations, we present candidates to KNEC and KASNEB national examination bodies mainly in June, July and November every year, ensuring that all the examination registration processes are duly met. Our students have been doing relatively well and for the graduating classes who are for the years, 2011 and 2012, we were able to acquire an Institutional average pass of 72.6% and 77.6%, respectively for all National examinations taken within the two years.

HOD BUSINESS STUDIES

The Department of Business Studies offers both Diploma and craft certificate and business single and group, accounting courses that include CPA and ATC. The department has an enrollment of mor than 200 trainees pursuing different courses. The department has a large pool of highly qualified and experienced staff competent in diverse fields and expertise who are offering the new TIVET syllambus with good results. All diploma and certificate courses are examined by KNEC and accounting courses byKASNEB. Areas of specialization :

Business Administration
Business Management
Secretarial Duties
Supply Chain Management
Accounting – CPA Section I – VI & ATC

The platform of the above courses delivery includes full-time residential and part-time. The department plans to start delivering some of the courses during the holidays in future. Among the achievements of the department include being among the few pioneers who started training new TIVET diploma in Secretarial Studies (Modules I, II and III) very successfully.

HOD CLOTHING TECHNOLOGY

The clothing technology department is in the Fashion Design Industry. The department targets trainees who have a desire to work as Fashion Designers in Fashion Designers Houses, Managers, Supervisors, Textile Designers, Controllers/Checkers, Fashion Merchandisers, Operator Trainers, Garment Cutters and CAD Designers in garment making firms or Wardrobe Managers for V.I.Ps.
The trainees are exposed to computer skills in order to help them cope with the changing technology. They are also exposed to industrial attachment in order to make our training relevant for the market demand. The department exposes the trainees to other important skills like entrepreneurship, fabric decoration, soft furnishing and detergent making in order to prepare them to compete favorably in self employment market.

HOD ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

Welcome to the department of engineering which has specialized in electrical and electronic engineering power option.  The main goal was to produce graduates who are solely self reliant on the society. Our trainees are also absorbed in industries as electricians in electrical firms and also can work in electricity generation stations (Kenya power and Lightning company)

We have a modern electrical workshop fully equipped digitalised machines and equipments to necessitate the trainees to acquire broad based knowledge and be consistent with the technology and diversification. with the vision 2030 of our country, approaching the field of digital electronics will form the backbone of any development and sustainability of all operations in the labor market, from the above it can be realized that the course is at current and will in future be at very high demand as each of the sector will either directly or indirectly rely on electronics as it tries to be at per with technology

HOD FOOD & BEVERAGE DEPARTMENT

Having been started in the early 1990s, the Food and Beverage department has been growing steadily. Currently, it has a student population of 170 and a dedicated , qualified formidable team of 14 lecturers and 1 technician. The department offers its courses at three levels i.e Diploma, Craft Certificate and the recently introduced Artisan level that caters for students who had previously been left out as they did not qualify for the other levels.
We are proud of our past graduates from the different levels who have taken up various positions in the catering and hospitality industry. Some are working in hotels and restaurants as chefs, waiters, supervisors and managers. Others are employed in the catering departments of schools, hospitals and colleges. After qualifying in the diploma course students are eligible to join the Kenya Technical Training Teachers College, where they graduate and join the teaching profession.

In the department entrepreneurship education is a mandatory subject thus all our students are usually well trained and prepared for self employment. We also encourage our students to further their training from one level to another as qualification in one level makes a student eligible to join the next. Our diploma graduates also join the universities that offer degrees in technical courses such as Kenya Polytechnic University College, moi University, and Kenyatta University among others. With our recently opened ultra modern training facility we promise to continue offering quality training to our students. As we look forward to scaling greater heights in the future, the sky is the limit for the Food and Beverage Department

HOD ICT

Nkabune Technical Training Institute is committed to increasing access to quality training by intergrating information and communication technology in research and curriculum development. For the country to achieve vision 2030, Science3 and Technology is identified as one of the pillars necessary to achieve the vision with ICT development being a key component. The institute ICT department has ensured that the institute is not left behind in ICT advancement.
The ICT department offers the following courses to both in the main campus and town campus
1. Diploma in ICT module I to III
2. Craft Certificate in ICT
3. Cisco network certification
4. Computer packages
The department success in academic performance is steered by 6 ICT teachers who have a wealth of experience in ICT. It is also a requirement that all students in the institute must be exposed to basic computer skills to enable them to be competitive in the job market. The institute has 4 well equipped computer labs with over 60 computers. In addition, all computers are networked to enable ease learning in the labs and enhance efficiency in curriculum delivery. The department is producing highly qualified graduates who are really competitive in the job market.

All offices in the institute are equipped with personal computers connected to a local area network (LAN). The management Information System modules , communication within departments, printers and internet. The institution has already rolled out fees collection, examinations, admissions and hostel allocation modules. This has really improved our efficiency and effectiveness managing institute affairs. This years plans are underway to introduce E-Learning in the library where staff and trainees will be getting their materials online. This will enhance mode of study and research. The institution in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHEST) is in the process of improving its network bandwidth by laying the Fiber Optic cable.

This will enhance the speed of internet access and cater for the high demand of internet usage in the institute. Nkabune is one of the fastest growing institution in the field of ICT development and growth in Meru County. With the entry of the county government we want to be a centre of excellence in ICT innovations and advancement. We are confident that Nkabune Technical Institute will be a leading Institution towards achieving the vision 2030 not only in Meru County but in the country

INDUSTRIAL LIASON OFFICER

This department co ordinates the attachment of trainees at NKABUNE TTI.Industrial attachment being a compulsory exercise is taken very seriously at NTTI.
All trainees are, therefore, required to go for an attachment session in the relevant field for at least three months. Trainees are attached during the following periods: January to April, April to August and August to December.
The department starts preparing the trainees for the attachment at least six months in advance. At the same time the department liaises with the parents/guardians in getting suitable places of attachment where we expect our trainees to get the right skills and knowledge.
The trainees are supplied with a list of industries (Employers directory) from where they can choose the industries to contact. Currently our employers’ directory has more than 270 industries. These are places where we normally attach our students and have been very cooperative.
All trainees proceeding for attachments are insured with a reputable insurance company. The insurance cover for each group of trainees runs for a whole year. Before the trainees are released for the industrial attachment they are educated on all matters relating to industrial attachment through an orientation meeting attended by the administrators and all the academic HOD’s .
The department closely monitors the trainees on attachment and carries out an assessment of each and every trainee. The department liaises with the academic departments to carry out the assessment successfully.
Trainees proceeding for attachment are given attachment syllabus to guide the employers on the areas where to expose the attachee.A logbook is given to every trainee to record all the daily activities. The trainer at the industry is expected to countercheck the records on daily bases and make comments on the attachee’s progress.
Every trainee who completes attachment successfully is given an attachment certificate as proof of having gone for attachment.

REGISTRAR

The office of the registrar handles admissions and oversees the administration of internal and external examinations. We are on an upward trend as far as student enrolment is concerned and this has been realized through rigorous marketing of the institution. Every year, we have three main intakes i.e. January, May and July. In January and May, we admit students who are examined by Kenya National Examinational Council, mainly at Diploma, Certificate and Artisan levels. KASNEB students are admitted in January and July. The Diploma students are required to have a minimum qualification of C- (minus); Certificate students require a minimum qualification if D (plain) while Artisan requires minimum qualification of D- (minus). The KASNEB students are admitted at two levels i.e. ATC and CPA.

The ATC students require minimum qualification of D+ (plus) while the CPA requires a minimum qualification of C+ (plus) with C+ in Mathematics and English or a pass in ATC level 2. Every year, we graduate students in various courses most of whom are quickly absorbed in the job market. Those who start a lower level upgrade themselves once they complete the lower levels. On examinations, we present candidates to KNEC and KASNEB national examination bodies mainly in June, July and November every year, ensuring that all the examination registration processes are duly met. Our students have been doing relatively well and for the graduating classes who are for the years, 2011 and 2012, we were able to acquire an Institutional average pass of 72.6% and 77.6%, respectively for all National examinations taken within the two years.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Best wishes For Bright Future. Application for our May intake is in Progress. Interested prospective students are invited to apply and on our part we committed to unlock doors of imagination, allow vision and give the right stuff to turn dreams into reality. Our institutions’ lines are always open for calls all working days from 8 00 am to 5 00 pm in case of any inquiries.

Download Advert Here