KITI courses offered at Kenya Industrial Training Institute

Kenya Industrial Training Institute (KITI) Courses, Fees, Requirements 2024

Last updated:

The 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. Courses offered at KITI are intended for artisans, craftsmen, technicians, engineering graduates, engineers, and entrepreneurs who are prepared to work in the existing industries and for self-employment.

KITI’s main campus is located in Nakuru along Solai Road. The college has eight departments offering various technical courses and the programmes are examined by major examination bodies such as KNEC, AA, and NITA.

List of Courses Offered at Kenya Industrial Training Institute

KITI courses are grouped into the following departments:

KITI Automotive Engineering Department Courses

Under this department, you are taken through several 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 NameKCSE mean gradeAlternative RequirementsIntake timeDurationExam Body
Craft Certificate in Automotive Engineering Module IIPassed KCSE with a D (With a D in mathematics and physics)Passed relevant Artisan course in Automotive EngineeringSeptember1 yearKNEC
Craft Certificate in Automotive Engineering Module IIPass in Module IJanuary1 yearKNEC
Motor vehicle MechanicsKCPE/ KCSEJua  Kali artisanJanuary /May /September3 monthsKITI/ NITA
Motor vehicle electricianKCPE/ KCSEJua  Kali artisanJanuary /May /September3 monthsKITI/ NITA
Driving SkillsAll levels/ coursesEmphasis on auto techniciansAs per trainee convenience3 WeeksAA

KITI Mechanical Engineering Department Courses

Courses in this department aim to develop the necessary skills in the repair and maintenance of industrial plants and equipment and to allow trainees to work in the manufacturing industry.

Course NameKCSE mean gradeAlternative RequirementIntake timeDurationExam Body
Craft Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Module I

Passed KCSE with DPassed relevant Artisan course in mechanical EngineeringSeptember1 yearKNEC
Craft Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Module II

Pass in Module I_January1 yearKNEC
Plumbing TechnologyKCPE/ KCSEJua  Kali artisanJanuary /May /September3 monthsKITI/ NITA
Welding & FabricationKCPE/ KCSEJua  Kali artisanJanuary /May /September3 monthsKITI/ NITA
Foundry technologyKCPE/ KCSEJua  Kali artisanJanuary /May /September3 monthsKITI/ 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 NameKCSE mean gradeAlternative RequirementIntake TimeDurationExam Body
Diploma in Electrical Engineering (power) module IC-Pass in craft certificate in electrical engineeringJanuary3 termsKNEC
Diploma in Electrical Engineering (power) module IIPass in Diploma in  Electrical & Electronics Technology (power) module IMay2 termsKNEC
Diploma in Electrical Engineering (power) module IIIPass in Diploma in  Electrical& Electronics Technology (power) module IIMay2 termsKNEC
Certificate in electrical and electronics technology (power option) module ID+Artisan certificate in electrical installationSeptember3 termsKNEC
Certificate in electrical and electronics technology module IIPass in electrical and electronics technology module IJanuary3 termsKNEC
Certificate in electrical and electronics technology module I ( Telecommunication option)D+_September3 termsKNEC
Certificate in electrical and electronics technology (telecommunication option) module II_Pass in electrical and electronics technology module IJanuary3 termsKNEC
Basic Domestic and Industrial Electrical Installation_Jua kali artisans, Employees  of industries, NGO workers, school leaversJanuary, May  and September3 monthsKITI/ NITA
Refrigeration and air conditioning_Jua kali artisans, Employees  of industries, NGO workers, school leaversJanuary, May  and September3 monthsKITI/ NITA
Computer maintenance technology and phone repairs_Jua kali artisans, Employees  of industries, NGO workers, school leaversJanuary, May  and September3 monthsKITI/ NITA
Home appliances service and repair (Radios, TVs, DVDs)_Jua kali artisans, Employees  of industries, NGO workers, school leaversJanuary, May  and September3 monthsKITI/ NITA
Solar PV Technology_Practicing solar marketers OR Electrical/ Electronic Technicians & artisans with basic Electrical skillsJanuary, May  and September2 weeksKITI/ 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.

Image: Pinterest | Nathan Prado
KITI Courses in Leatherworks and Fee Structure

A. LONG-TERM COURSES

Course TitleDurationMinimum RequirementFeesExam BodyIntake Time
BoarderNon-Boarder
Leather & Tannery Craft2 yearsKCSE mean Grade D (Plain) and at least D in Maths, English and Physics/ Science1st term Kshs. 15,900 Subsequent terms Kshs. 14,7001st term Kshs. 10,400 Subsequent terms Kshs. 9,200KNECMay every year
Leather & Tannery Artisan1 yearKCPE, Grade C- in English, Maths and Science and above1st term Kshs 15,900 Subsequent terms Kshs. 14,7001st term Kshs 10,400 Subsequent terms Kshs. 9,200KNECJan every year

B. SHORT-TERM INDUSTRIAL (SKILLS UPGRADING) COURSES

-Leather Tanning

-Footwear (shoemaking)

-Leatherwork

3 months eachEmployees from Tannery Shoe Industries, School leavers, CBOs, Jua kali ArtisansKshs. 17,700Kshs. 12,200KITI /DITJan, 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

Yogurt

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

Computer-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 NameKCSE Mean GradeAlternative RequirementIntake TimeDurationExam Body
1. Diploma in Business Management Module 1C-Pass certificate in business managementJanuary1 yearKNEC
2. Diploma in Business Management module 2C-Pass in module 1January1 yearKNEC
3. Diploma in Business Management Module 3C-Pass in module 2January1 yearKNEC
4. Diploma in Human Resource Management Module 1C-Pass certificate in Human Resource managementJanuary1 yearKNEC
5. Diploma in Human Resource Management module 2C-Pass in module 1January1 yearKNEC
6. Diploma in Human Resource Management Module 3C-Pass in module 2January1 yearKNEC
7. Certificate in Human Resource Management Module 1D_January1 yearKNEC
8. Certificate in Human Resource Management Module 1DPass in module 1January1 yearKNEC
9. Diploma in Community Development Module 1C-Pass certificate in community developmentJanuary1 yearKNEC
10. Diploma in Community Development Module 2C-Pass in module 1January1 yearKNEC
11. Diploma in community development mod 3C-Pass in module 2January1 yearKNEC
12. Certificate in Community Development Module 1D_January1 yearKNEC
13. Certificate in Community Development Module 2DPass in module 1January1yearKNEC
14. Certificate in Business Management Module 1D_January1 yearKNEC

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

Also read:

  1. NITA Kenya Courses, Course Duration, Requirements and Fee Structure
  2. Kenya Water Institute, KEWI Courses Fee Structure
  3. Amref International University Courses and Fee Structure
  4. Approved Nursing Schools in Kenya for Diploma and Degree
  5. List of Courses Offered at NIBS Technical College
Read Also:   Friends College Kaimosi Courses Offered and Fee Structure