Musakasa TTI: We plan to transform the society through technical training

Musakasa TTI: We plan to transform the society through technical training

By KATTI Writer Kenya just like any other African state is struggling with the youth bulge which has created a huge unemployment problem in the country. In 2013, the government embarked on a vigorous programme of equipping its youth with technical skills needed to drive its industrialization ambition. Under the Technical and Vocational Education and Training ACT (TVET) Act 2013, technical training was born with the main aim of preparing the youth for work. This takes the form of learning and developing work related skills and mastery of underlying knowledge and…
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Mumias West VTC: A TVET institute born out of war between two clans

Mumias West VTC: A TVET institute born out of war between two clans

By KATTI Writer The Mumias West Vocational Training Centres has a painful history that decades back during the colonial period. “The land where we are located was once a battle ground between two Luhya communities who were once considered colonial friends. After the country gained its independence two Luhya communities who once lived peacefully turned against each other and for over a decade waged war against its each other. The war was fought over a parcel of land, despite numerous peace agreements which bored no fruit and that’s when the government…
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Matili TTI: Centre of Excellence in Mechanical Engineering

Matili TTI: Centre of Excellence in Mechanical Engineering

By KATTI Writer As Kenya strives to become an upper middle-income economy by the year 2030.Technical skills will be needed as a key driver to revolutionize its industries. In order to meet this skill gap within its manufacturing sector, TVET training has been identified as the key remedy to fill up this space. “If we look at the developed nations from Singapore to Germany and entire Europe, they were able to develop because they shifted their focus to technical skills which provided the much-needed manpower to power their industries. As a…
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Kisiwa TTI: Covid-19 unlocked our entrepreneurial drive

Kisiwa TTI: Covid-19 unlocked our entrepreneurial drive

By KATTI Writer  In March last year ,since the first Covid-19 case was reported in Kenya, the government moved swiftly to contain the spread of virus by closing down all learning institutions across the country. This closure meant that over 18 million trainees across the country whose learning were thrown into limbo threatening the loss of education gains and the implementation of a new competency based curriculum. While other students resorted back into their villages, a group of science student from the Kisiwa Technical Training Institute invented a new idea that…
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Bukura College: Transforming agricultural training to achieve food security

Bukura College: Transforming agricultural training to achieve food security

By KATTI Writer Food Security and Nutrition is one of the pillars within the government’s ambitious Big Four Agenda. This pillar bids to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture-Sustainable Development Goal (SDG2), and feed its growing population. Despite its huge prospective, rural small scale, farmers still lack the capacity to fully explore their potential of realizing a higher harvest. This has been attributed to knowledge gap that exist between the government and small scale farmers. Experts argue that in order to scale up small-scale farmer’s…
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Youth Empowerment Key in Transforming Africa

Youth Empowerment Key in Transforming Africa

In line with its theme of “Building Partnerships for the Promotion of TVET for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Youth   Employment in Africa,”   the   2019 CAPA international conference is loaded with activities. The  conference, which  is  taking place in  Kigali  Rwanda is  aimed   at  publicising the   importance  of  Vocational  Education and  Training (TVET)  training, across the continent. According to the  Kenya  Association  of Technical Training  Institutions  (KATTI), National Chairperson and  Chief  Principal, Nairobi Technical Training Institute  Mrs. Glory Mutungi, there is need  to recognize TVET graduates in  every  country on  the continent. “As…
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TVET on the move

TVET on the move

By Benjamin Sogomo. Delivery of education is done through institutions such as schools, colleges, institutes and universities and managed through the system — the ministry and departments. It is difficult to identify and celebrate individual achievers running the system due to its bureaucratic nature, but easier to do so within the institutions. I will draw three examples of top achievers from the technical training institutes (TTIs). The first is Dr Edwin Tarno, the principal of Rift Valley Technical Training Institute. In his 10 years in charge, enrolment shot up by 583…
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Ruto: Technical colleges to reduce fees by up to 50pc

Ruto: Technical colleges to reduce fees by up to 50pc

Technical colleges in Kenya will review their fees structure downwards by between 30 to 50 per cent in an ambitious move that seeks to increase student population. Deputy President William Ruto has said the new fees structure will be out in the next two months to make technical education accessible to all Kenyans. He further revealed that the schemes of service for lecturers in technical colleges would be changed from July in a bid to boost their morale. “For a long time, the lecturers were grouped together with teachers in primary…
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