Jubilee Dev - Opening of Eldama Ravine Technical Training Institute in Baringo County

During the opening of the Eldama Ravine Technical Training Institute, Baringo County. https://t.co/uAnB3qrOiY

We are creating a platform for transfer of skills to job market and a professional workforce through technical education. New learning and assessment methods of competence, practice, skills over theory will prepare youths to drive our development plan, ensure a healthy economy. https://t.co/LBE3tTH0t2

Do we know how many technical colleges we currently have, are they generic or is there a certain level of speciality, addressing the regional resource requirement, i.e. in Eastern, speciality in Gemstones, polishing, casting & grading diploma course.

Alcohol and Substance Counselling
Linguistic – Chinese
Education Assistants
Building Maintenance
Leadership and Management
Digital Automation Training
Transport operation and management
Greenhouse Management
Fish Production and management
Fruit Production
Forensic accounting
Computer Forensics
Building Services Engineering
Information Advice and Guidance
Computer Forensics
Software Development, Systems Analysis And Design
Web design
Carpentry and Joinery
Furniture: Design and Make
Ceramics: Design and Make

Digital Automation Training

Child Protection and safeguarding

Purchasing / Procurement & Sourcing
Motorbike Maintenance
Road Safety
Domestic and Commercial Electrical
Emergency First Aid
Forestry Operations and management
Asbestos Safety

Clinical Services Administration

Legal Advice Work
Metal Casting
Project Management – Prince 2
Vehicle Maintenance and Engineering
Engineering and Manufacturing
Estate Management \ Housing Management
Technical Drawing
Quality Assurance

It’s always a good thing to see the grand opening of a project that has taken years to build. These are the moments that make us proud to be Kenyans.

There are supposed to be 200 of them in total. One for each constituency. Gok builds them, China and Germany equip them. Most are still under construction. Most teach technical skills that equip students with knowledge to start work immediately. Metalwork, tool operations, carpentry, knitting/garment work etc. The TTI’s are to fill the job market gap where most concentrate on degrees instead of technical work. This is DP Uncle Ruto pet project and he hopes to complete all 200 TTI’s by 2022.


That is good; 200 hundred may be too many. It is better to start small and have quality teaching than have very many which are thinly staffed with under qualified teaching staff.
I just hope they will not be a carbon copy of one another; else we will end up with an oversupply of people trained in identical areas and eventually no jobs. It would be worth considering taking on some of the unemployed existing graduates aiming to reskill.

There are not too many, look at the projections of students who sit for KCSE annually and those who get admitted to higher education. 300000 sit for exams but only 100000 get placements in public institutions. 200000 miss out. 50000 get lucky to join various private universities and college. 150000 are hustlers. The longer you keep them in learning institutions the longer they stand in being positive contributors in the society. Then remember its open to all adults in the area not just youth. They also acquire skills that helps them. That’s why TTI’s are very important. So far progressive counties have started sponsoring students to TTI’s in the areas. I saw in Eldoret handing 500 students bursaries last month. The curriculum is handled by TTI national board which relies on job market studies.

Point taken, let us diversify the courses, it would be good if the colleges admit students from a cross the border of the county.
Small businesses absorb a large number of school leavers into the job market; let the government incentivise them to employ the unskilled school leavers and graduates in exchange for skilled training at the TTC, through apprentice scheme.