The National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) is a state corporation mandated to promote quality and efficient industrial training in Kenya. NITA also has the mandate of ensuring there is an adequate supply of properly trained manpower for all levels of the industry. NITA Kenya courses are categorized into short and long programmes.
You can do proficiency courses, skills upgrading courses, artisan, and other tailor-made courses for both formal and informal sectors.
Skills upgrading courses take 120 hours and the classes are conducted during the day for 4 hours per day. Admission is twice per term.
While evening classes are taught 2 hours per day for the duration of the whole term.
Tailor-made courses are short duration courses designed to suit the specific needs of customers in the market. Duration varies depending on training needs and analysis.
On-board diagnostics and electronic diagnostics of vehicles (OBD)
Panel beating and spray painting
Motorcycle and small engines
Engine Repair and service
MIG and TIG welding
CNC lathe and milling machining
Turning/Machining (lathe, milling and shaping)
Welding and fabricating
Filter and mechanical maintenance
Carpentry and Joinery and PVC panels ceiling
Plumbing and pipe fitter
Cabinet maker and polishing
MS Office Packages and Internet
MS Publisher, Adobe Pagemaker
Computer hardware maintenance, installation and repair
Introduction to computer and OS
Web development and graphics design
Data communication and computer networks
Entrepreneurship and soft skills
NITA Courses Admission Requirements and Duration
Here are the course duration and entry requirements for admission into the various NITA programmes across its institutions in Kenya:
Artisan courses require a KCPE certificate or its equivalent and take a duration of up to 5 terms
Craft courses require a D- (minus) in KCSE or equivalent and take a duration of 5 terms to complete
Skill upgrading and Tailor-made courses require recognition of prior learning or Government trade test or any other recognized qualifications. The courses take a duration of 6 weeks which can be negotiated.