Thika Technical Training Institute is a government Technical Training institute established under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology via certificate number MOHEST/GC/1459/011A.
The Institute is located in Thika Town along General Kago Road next to Thika Level 5 District Hospital.
To provide quality training in technical, industrial, vocational and entrepreneurship.
The mandate of the institute is through registration under the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology under the Education Act Cap 211 under the first schedule. It is also guided through its operations by other Acts of Parliament like KNEC Act , TSC Act, KIE Act KASNEB Act and others.
To be the centre of excellence in Technical, Industrial, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training.
To provide Training, Research and Outreach Programmes that impart skills and utilize applied knowledge to spur economic growth and solve problems in society.
Thika Technical Training Institute offers both Technical and Business Courses at Certificate and Diploma levels and has so far trained over 10,000 students since 1987. It has limited boarding facilities for both makes and females which are allocated on first come first serve basis.
The Institute has grown from 750 to 1907 students for the last two years where a majority of students are being accommodated in the institution on a first-come-first-served basis. It has more than 1087 male students and 681 female students in various courses.
The Institute has about 50 non- teaching staff and 142 Lecturers who service the departments, 122 Lecturers are TSC employed and 20 are BOG employed. These lecturers have different levels of training. The table below shows the different categories of Lecturers.
Thika Technical Training Institute offers both Technical and Business Courses at Certificate and Diploma levels and has so far trained over 10,000 students since 1987.
Thika Technical Training Institute's history dates back to 1949 when it was started as a vocational training centre for former World War ll servicemen which was which was then elevated to technical high school where primary graduates admitted for secondary education with a technical bias.