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ABOUT NKABUNE TECHNICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE
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. 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 its trainees each year. The majority of the them have secured formal employment in both public and private organizations; others have established small scale businesses, while others join the national polytechnics, local and overseas universities for further studies. 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. The ICT department offers the following courses to both in the main campus and town campus, Diploma in ICT module I to III, Craft Certificate in ICT, Cisco network certification, Computer packages. This year’s 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 institutions in the field of ICT development and growth in Meru County. 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 a large pool of highly qualified and experienced staff competent in diverse fields and expertise who are offering the new TVET syllabus with good results. All diploma and certificate courses are examined by KNEC and accounting courses by KASNEB.
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 Design 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 platform of the above course’s delivery includes full-time residential and part-time.
NKABUNE TECHNICAL TRAINING INSTITUTE LOCATION
Box Meru Meru