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Nairobi Technical Training Institute


Nairobi Technical Training Institute is a Public College located in Likoni 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 Nairobi Technical Training Institute

Nairobi Technical Training Institute is a public tertiary institution under the Ministry of Education, State Department of Vocational and Technical Training. The Institute receives full support from the Government through grants, training equipment and personnel.

The Government has continually funded infrastructure development in various fields including Health and Applied Sciences, which is our Centre of Excellence. Currently the Institution is expanding existing Science laboratories to accommodate the ultra-modern equipment received from African Development Bank (ADB) through the GOK.

In addition, it has also funded the construction of a new Information Communication Technology Centre which is equipped with modern training facilities. In collaboration with the government of the Netherlands, the Directorate is undertaking an intensive training for lecturers and refurbishment of engineering departments so that they can offer market driven courses using modern equipment and technology.

The government has funded the construction of Engineering Workshops and Laboratories under the Economic Stimulus Implementation Programme which will help improve on the Engineering Training Services for the realization of Vision 2030.

The Institute is registered with the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS) which places students for various Diploma courses offered in the Institute. Upon placement, the Institute issues joining instructions to the successful applicants. Applications are sent directly to the placement body through KUCCPS website: (

The Ministry of Education has approved training in Higher National Diploma in the following courses: HND in Human Resource Management, HND in Food Science Technology (Quality control) and HND in Electrical Engineering (Power Option)

The Institute operates under a Quality Management System (QMS) that has enabled maintenance of high levels of performance. This has led to the Certification of the Institute on ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standards by the Kenya Bureau of Standards.

The Institution has established collaboration with German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the University of Nairobi in the area of Health and Applied Sciences in capacity building for the teaching staff, Training partnership with Samsung Electronics through Samsung Engineering Academy for the training of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Diploma students and Training of Solar PV Technicians in collaboration with Kenya Renewable Energy Association (KEREA) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Programs offered at Nairobi Technical Training Institute


Food Processing and Preservation

Certificate KNEC

Food processing is process of transformation of raw ingredients into food by the means of physical and chemical means. It is the process of producing raw food ingredients...

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Food Technology

Diploma KNEC

The Food Technology diploma program is designed to enable the trainee to utilize locally available resources to process specific food products. Upon completion, the trainee will be qualified to...

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Automotive Engineering

Certificate KNEC

This certificate 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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Business Management

Certificate KNEC

A business management certificate lays a firm foundation for any person looking to have a managerial position at any organization. Every single organization is a business that requires...

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Food and Beverage Production and Service

Certificate KNEC

This food and beverage production and service course looks at the production of food and beverages from a holistic point of view. It covers both the theoretical and...

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Human Resource Management

Certificate KNEC

The course is designed to provide trainees with skills, knowledge and attitudes required to perform as a human resource Clerk as well as an avenue to advance at...

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Information Communication Technology (Artisan)

Certificate KNEC

This information technology program offers skills and training in a wide range of software, technical and technological ICT skills required for the industry. Graduates will be able to develop IT solutions...

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Information Communication Technology (NVCET)

Certificate KNEC

This information technology NVCET program offers skills and training in a wide range of software, technical and technological ICT skills required for the industry. Graduates will be able to develop...

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Information Technology

Certificate KNEC

Information and Communications Technology (ICT), is an extended synonym, an umbrella term which contains both Information Technology (IT) as well as Communications Technology under its fold. Information Communication...

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Sales and Marketing

Certificate KNEC

It is not easy for many people to come up with the right solutions in matters of marketing. When you do not know the correct way of dealing...

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Science Laboratory Technology

Certificate KNEC

This Science Laboratory course is intended to equip you with the knowledge and operative skills necessary to support the work of professionals in Science Laboratory.In this course, concepts...

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Social Work and Community Development

Certificate KNEC

Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. Social workers also help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own...

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Nairobi Technical Training Institute - Historical journey

Nairobi Technical Training Institute derives its history as far back to the year 1951 when it started as a "Modern High School" catering predominantly for the Asian community residing in the neighborhood. Though a secondary school, the curriculum offered at the time had a bias towards the inculcation of vocational skills which encompassed Mechanical Engineering and Carpentry & Joinery. In 1953, the name of the school was changed to Technical High School and the Cambridge School Certificate Examination was first taken in 1954.

At independence and in the spirit of the Ominde Education Commission of 1964, the school opened its doors to all races. The curriculum continued to lay emphasis on Technical Education and was expanded to include Plant Mechanical, Woodwork, Electrical and Motor Vehicle mechanics skills. Both O and A level classes were accommodated.

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