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Kenya Technical Training College


Kenya Technical Training College is a Public College located in Westlands Consituency and is accredited by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) to offer Diploma and Certificate programs.

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About Kenya Technical Training College

The Kenya Technical Trainers College (KTTC) is a Government Institution under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology.

KTTC was established with the primary objective of training technically skilled personnel, to not only teach in Technical Institutions, but, also for employment in all sectors of the economy.

With the mushrooming of Harambee Institutes (HITS); introduction of Technical Training Institutes, opening of private and other Government Training Institutes, the demand for technical teachers increased. As a result the Kenya Government held discussions with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) between 1973 and 1978.

VisionA first class Institution in Technical Teacher Education and Technology.

MissionTo provide quality training in technical teacher education and technology by offering relevant programmes.


  • Training of technical teachers for all technical training institution in the country.
  • The core functions of KTTC are as follows:
  • Training of Technical Trainers  to teach in secondary schools and tertiary institutions.
  • Implementation of various syllabi under TIVET Programs in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Development of relevant syllabi for technical training in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • To develop, administer and process examinations and award certificates, diploma, and higher diploma to successful candidates.
  • Development and implementation of curricula in response to demands of the labor market.
  • Promotion of entrepreneurial skill and culture within the KTTC staff and students.
  • Undertaking of Income generating activities through production, consultancy, and tailor made short courses, part-time courses,  facility hiring and hospitality services to complement government grants and fees revenue.
  • To conduct applied research and promote innovation.

Why study at Kenya Technical Training College

Kenya Technical Trainers College (KTTC) was established with the primary objective of training technically skilled personnel to not only teach in the technical training institutions but also for employment in all sectors of the economy.

The role of technology in the development of a country cannot the overemphasized. Kenya?s industrialization goal cannot be achievement unless technical training is given the emphasis it deserves.

It is in recognition of this fact that KTTC endevours to train highly qualified and competent technical teachers and technologists who can help to inculcate a technical culture amongst the youth in our country.

Over the years, KTTC has continued to produce technical teachers for our secondary schools, youth polytechnics, technical institutes, institutes of technology and national polytechnics.

Students enrolling in the technical teacher education programs are offered different areas of specialization from the technical field. All trainees are also expected to study physical education and entrepreneurship education.

Our core values
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Professionalism and Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Quality Service Delivery
  • Diligence and Commitment to Duty
  • Non-discrimination
  • Efficiency and Timeliness
  • Flexibility in Service Delivery

Programs offered at Kenya Technical Training College



Diploma KNEC

Architecture is the art and science of designing and erecting buildings, structures, objects and outdoor spaces.This KNEC Diploma in Architecture equips students with fundamental knowledge and skills in...

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Archives and Library

Certificate KNEC

This Archives Management Certificate program teaches archival history, theory, methods, organization and ethics with an archival practicum.The program prepares students for careers in both digital and physical archivesThe...

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Information Studies

Certificate KNEC

Information studies course is designed to equip people with skills on how to handle, manage, sort, present, and interpret information. Information can be sensitive and requires a professional...

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Archives and Record Management

Higher Diploma KNEC

The Higher National Diploma in Archives and Records Management offers a learning environment informed by industry and relevant professional practice. This course provides a first professional qualification in records management and ...

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Library and Information Management

Higher Diploma KNEC

Information is an important resource in the day-to-day operations of individuals, organizations and society. Owing to the fact that the world has evolved to an age where information...

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Library and Information Studies

Diploma KNEC

This Library and Information Studies diploma programme equip all people working in libraries and other information management centers with knowledge and skills to collect, organize, store, retrieve and...

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Automotive Engineering

Diploma KNEC

This diploma in automotive engineering focuses on the design and manufacture of cars, trucks and other motor vehicles. Students take courses on vehicle and electrical technology, mathematics and...

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Entrepreneurship Development

Diploma KNEC

The Diploma in Entrepreneurship Development prepares individuals to set up, manage and scale-up businesses with outstanding professionalism. Special emphasis will be accorded to business sustainability and job creation.  This...

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Mechanical Engineering

Diploma KNEC

Mechanical engineering is an engineering branch that combines engineering physics and mathematics principles with materials science to design, analyze, manufacture, and maintain mechanical systems.The mechanical engineering field requires...

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Building Technology (Artisan)

Certificate KNEC

This building technology program is designed to equip trainees with knowledge and skills in the technology and management of the building industry (plumbing and masonry works).The course trains students...

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Water Technology

Diploma KNEC

Water sustains life. A growing world population and climate change are set to bring about the need to increase water supplies. By pursuing a diploma in water technology,...

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Quantity Surveying

Diploma KNEC

Quantity Surveyors play an increasingly critical role in all building projects within the construction industry. As the Building and construction sector grows, the need for skilled quantity surveyors...

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Kenya Technical Training College - Historical journey

With the mushrooming of Harambee Institutes of Technology (HITs), introduction of Technical Training Institutes (TTIs), opening of private and other Government Training Institutions (Transport and Wter) and the expansion of the four national polytechnics (Kenya, Mombasa, Eldoret and Kisumu), the demand for technical teachers increased. As a result, the Kenya government, in Patnership with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) built KTTC between 1973 and 1978.

The college opened its doors to the first students in 1978. The College was officially opened by H.E. President Daniel T. Arap Moi, E.G.H. MP. on 16th March 1979. Since then the college has continued to develop both in terms of progammes courses and students enrolment.

KTTC is among the leading colleges of this kind in Eastern and Central Africa. KTTC derives its authority from the Education Act Cap 211 (revised in 1980) and Legal Notice N0 242 of 1978, which mandates it to train technical teachers for technical institutions in the country.

Initially, the bulk of the teaching staff were Canadians. However, immediate steps were taken by CIDA to train Kenyans in Canadian Universities. Between 1978 and 1993 about 135 Kenyans effectively replaced all the Canadian teaching staff. This was one of the most succcessful CIDA projects in Kenya.

The first graduation was held in 1979.

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