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.
Vision: A first class Institution in Technical Teacher Education and Technology.
Mission: To provide quality training in technical teacher education and technology by offering relevant programmes.
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.