The Kenya Technical Trainers College [KTTC] in Gigiri, Nairobi, has been converted to the Kenya School of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (KSTVET).
The government has refashioned the technical trainers college according to Legal Order No. 123 gazette on 22nd July 2022.
Dr. Edwin Tarno, the Chief Principal of KTTC, said the adjustments results in a higher mandate and range to efficiently increase the capacity of TVET teachers in the locality and the region.
One of the changes is the obligation to provide Continuous Professional Development (CPD) to TVET trainers and support staff.
Additionally, the institution’s mandate has expanded to educate TVET Council and Board member institutions; their management and governance.
The Principal Secretary of State Department for Vocational and Technical Training, Dr. Margaret Mwakima stated that the Kenya School of TVET will provide short in-service training programs to improve the expertise and the necessary skills to cope with the market and societal requirements.
Addressing the audience at the 42nd KTTC graduation ceremony, Dr. Mwakima pointed out the significant reforms that have been implemented by the government from a supply-based to a demand-based curriculum Competency-based education [CBET].
“KTTC should focus on the development of short courses to suit market and industry needs,” Mwakima said.
Dr. Mwakima expressed gratitude to KTTC for utilizing online learning tools to train the 4,600 trainers who were graduating in March this year.
KTTC Chief Principal Dr. Tarno stated that the college has commenced the training of more than 3,000 Public Service TVET trainers.
He confirmed that the institution’s council has authorized the Award of Scholarships to the top three KNEC graduates in diplomas and degrees.
The three recipients will get a full scholarship for their tuition fees. Principal Tarno added that this is to promote excellent performance in the institution.