Kenya Industrial Training Institute, KITI is a Government Department under the Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development mandated to offer hands-on technical training and entrepreneurship skills for self-employment. KITI courses are intended for artisans, craftsmen, technicians, engineering graduates, engineers, and entrepreneurs who are prepared to work in the existing industries and for self-employment.

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The Kenya Industrial Training Institute campus is located in Nakuru along Solai road.

KITI has eight departments offering various technical courses and the programmes are examined by major examination bodies such as KNEC, AA, and NITA.

KITI Automotive Engineering Department Courses

Under this department, you are taken through a number of subjects including:

  • Tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems fault diagnosis and routine maintenance
  • Engine fault diagnosis and routine maintenance
  • Electrical and electronic systems fault diagnosis and routine maintenance
  • Transmission fault diagnosis and routine maintenance

The table shows a list of KITI courses under the Automotive engineering department, course duration, intake month, and examination body;

Course Name KCSE mean grade Alternative Requirements Intake time Duration Exam Body
Craft Certificate in Automotive Engineering Module II Passed KCSE with D (With D in mathematics & Physics) Passed relevant Artisan course in Automotive Engineering September 1 year KNEC
Craft Certificate in Automotive Engineering Module II Pass in Module I January 1 year KNEC
Motor vehicle Mechanics KCPE/ KCSE Jua  Kali artisan January /May /September 3 months KITI/ NITA
Motor vehicle electrician KCPE/ KCSE Jua  Kali artisan January /May /September 3 months KITI/ NITA
Driving Skills All levels/ courses Emphasis on auto technicians As per trainee convenience 3 Weeks AA

KITI Mechanical Engineering Department Courses

The aim of courses in this department is to develop necessary skills on repair and maintenance of industrial plants and equipment and to give trainees an opportunity to work in the manufacturing industry.

Course Name KCSE mean grade Alternative Requirement Intake time Duration Exam Body
Craft Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Module I

Passed KCSE with D Passed relevant Artisan course in mechanical Engineering September 1 year KNEC
Craft Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Module II

Pass in Module I _ January 1 year KNEC
Plumbing Technology KCPE/ KCSE Jua  Kali artisan January /May /September 3 months KITI/ NITA
Welding & Fabrication KCPE/ KCSE Jua  Kali artisan January /May /September 3 months KITI/ NITA
Foundry technology KCPE/ KCSE Jua  Kali artisan January /May /September 3 months KITI/ NITA

KITI Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department Courses

You will gain practical skills in areas like computer and mobile phone repair and maintenance, Electrical and Solar power PV installation and maintenance, and home appliance service and repairs.

Course Name KCSE mean grade Alternative Requirement Intake Time Duration Exam Body
Diploma in Electrical Engineering (power) module I C- Pass in craft certificate in electrical engineering January 3 terms KNEC
Diploma in Electrical Engineering (power) module II Pass in Diploma in  Electrical & Electronics Technology (power) module I May 2 terms KNEC
Diploma in Electrical Engineering (power) module III Pass in Diploma in  Electrical& Electronics Technology (power) module II May 2 terms KNEC
Certificate in electrical and electronics technology (power option) module I D+ Artisan certificate in electrical installation September 3 terms KNEC
Certificate in electrical and electronics technology module II Pass in electrical and electronics technology module I January 3 terms KNEC
Certificate in electrical and electronics technology module I ( Telecommunication option) D+ _ September 3 terms KNEC
Certificate in electrical and electronics technology (telecommunication option) module II _ Pass in electrical and electronics technology module I January 3 terms KNEC
Basic Domestic and Industrial Electrical Installation _ Jua kali artisans, Employees  of industries, NGO workers, school leavers January, May  and September 3 months KITI/ NITA
Refrigeration and air conditioning _ Jua kali artisans, Employees  of industries, NGO workers, school leavers January, May  and September 3 months KITI/ NITA
Computer maintenance technology and phone repairs _ Jua kali artisans, Employees  of industries, NGO workers, school leavers January, May  and September 3 months KITI/ NITA
Home appliances service and repair (Radios, TVs, DVDs) _ Jua kali artisans, Employees  of industries, NGO workers, school leavers January, May  and September 3 months KITI/ NITA
Solar PV Technology _ Practicing solar marketers OR Electrical/ Electronic Technicians & artisans with basic Electrical skills January, May  and September 2 weeks KITI/ NITA

KITI Leatherwork and Tannery Department Courses

This department offers artisan, craft, and short term courses. Short term courses are examined by the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT), (Grade Test III to Grade test I) while Artisan and Craft Certificate courses are examined by the Kenya National Examination council.

Artisan certificate courses take one year while Craft certificate courses take two years to complete.

Graduates from this department can be absorbed in fields like tanneries, footwear, industries, and leather products firms, jua kali sectors, youth polytechnics, and rehabilitation centres.

KITI Courses in Leatherworks and Fee Structure

A. LONG TERM COURSES

Course Title Duration Minimum Requirement Fees Exam Body Intake Time
Boarder Non Boarder
Leather & Tannery Craft 2 years KCSE mean Grade D (Plain) and at least D in Maths, English and Physics/ Science 1st term Kshs. 15,900 Subsequent terms Kshs. 14,700 1st term Kshs. 10,400 Subsequent terms Kshs. 9,200 KNEC May every year
Leather & Tannery Artisan 1 year KCPE, Grade C- in English, Maths and Science and above 1st term Kshs 15,900 Subsequent terms Kshs. 14,700 1st term Kshs 10,400 Subsequent terms Kshs. 9,200 KNEC Jan every year

B. SHORT TERM INDUSTRIAL (SKILLS UPGRADING) COURSES

-Leather Tanning

-Footwear (shoemaking)

-Leatherwork

3 months each Employees from Tannery Shoe Industries, School leavers, CBOs, Jua kali Artisans Kshs. 17,700 Kshs. 12,200 KITI /DIT Jan, May, July

Fashion Design and Clothing Technology Department Courses

Course Name

KCSE Mean Grade

Alternative Requirement

Intake Time

Duration

Exam Body

Craft in Garment Making

D Plain or an Artisan Certificate in Garment Making

MAY

2 Years

KNEC

Tailoring

Std 8 Certificate and above

JANUARY

MAY

SEPTEMBER

1 YEAR

DIT

KITI

Dress Making

Std 8 Certificate and above

JANUARY

MAY

SEPTEMBER

1 YEAR

DIT

KITI

Interior Decoration

Std 8 Certificate and above

JANUARY

MAY

SEPTEMBER

1 YEAR

KITI

Foods and Beverage Department Courses

Course Name

KCSE Mean Grade

Alternative Requirement

Intake time

Duration

Exam Body

Craft certificate in food and beverage production and service

Passed KCSE with D

Passed relevant Artisan course in Food and Beverage

May/ Sept

Module I

1year

Module II

1 year

KNEC

Cake making and decoration

Ability to read and write

School leavers

Women groups

Entrepreneurs

Any other

Beginning of each month

1 month

KITI

Food production

KCPE

Ability to read and write

School leavers

Women groups

Entrepreneurs

Any other

Jan/ May/ Sept/

1 month

KITI

Tailor-made

Making of:

Jam

Tomato sauce

Yoghurt

Fresh juice

Chilli sauce

KCPE

Ability to read and write.

School leavers

Women groups

Entrepreneurs

Any other

Throughout

Each product 2 days

KITI

KITI Information Communications Technology Department

Course

Minimum Requirement

Exam Body

Duration

Intake Time

Diploma ICT

KCSE C

KNEC

2 Years

August

Computer Applications

Form IV Leavers and any employees needing ICT skills

KITI

3 Months

January, May and August

Computers Aided Design in

i) AutoCAD

ii) ArchiCAD

iii) Autodesk Inventor

iv) Civil 3D

Draughtsmen and Technicians working in manufacturing industries

KITI

1 month

Continuous

Business Management and Entrepreneurship Department Courses

Course Name KCSE Mean Grade Alternative Requirement Intake Time Duration Exam Body
1. Diploma in Business management module 1 C- Pass certificate in business management January 1 year KNEC
2. Diploma in Business management module 2 C- Pass in module 1 January 1 year KNEC
3. Diploma in Business management module 3 C- Pass in module 2 January 1 year KNEC
4. Diploma in Human Resource Management module 1 C- Pass certificate in Human Resource management January 1 year KNEC
5. Diploma in Human Resource Management module 2 C- Pass in module 1 January 1 year KNEC
6. Diploma in Human Resource Management module 3 C- Pass in module 2 January 1 year KNEC
7. Certificate in Human Resource Management module 1 D _ January 1 year KNEC
8. Certificate in Human Resource Management module 1 D Pass in module 1 January 1 year KNEC
9. Diploma in community development module 1 C- Pass certificate in community development January 1 year KNEC
10. Diploma in community development module 2 C- Pass in module 1 January 1 year KNEC
11. Diploma in community development mod 3 C- Pass in module 2 January 1 year KNEC
12. Certificate in community development module 1 D _ January 1 year KNEC
13. Certificate in community development module 2 D Pass in module 1 January 1year KNEC
14. Certificate in Business Management module 1 D _ January 1 year KNEC

KITI Contacts

You can contact KITI using at the following addresses:

Kenya Industrial Training Institute is located at Solai Road.

P.O. Box 280-20100 Nakuru, Kenya.

Tel +254 51 2216755/51 2216291/51 738233765/774944615.

Email: directorkiti@yahoo.com

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