This is a list of the best TVET colleges in Kenya. TVET comprises of National Polytechnics, Technical Training Institutes, Vocational Training Centres and Technical Trainer Colleges. They are regulated by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority.
There are several TVET institutions in Kenya that offer a wide range of courses at Artisan, Certificate and Diploma levels. This article will focus on the best TVET colleges in Kenya, based on publication rankings, reviews, affordability and quality of education offered.
In no particular order, here is a list of the best TVET colleges in Kenya.
1. Kabete National Polytechnic
The institution is one of the best TVETs in Kenya. It is a public institution founded in 1924 to offer technical training courses at Diploma, Certificate, Artisan and Higher Diploma level.
The institution is located along Technology Road in Kisumu City. It offers Diploma, Certificate, Bridging and Foundation courses to more than 6,000 students.
3. Rift Valley Technical Training Institute
It is a post-secondary technical, industrial, vocational and entrepreneurial training institution located in Eldoret. It is a direct outgrowth of the increasing demand for technical manpower attendants to vision 2030, with a current enrollment of over 5,000 students.
4. Nyeri National Polytechnic
It is one of the best TVET institutions in Kenya that train middle level technical and vocational labour force. It undertakes training programs that provide wholesome technical skills and levels of qualifications needed in various sectors of the economy.
5. Kenya Coast National Polytechnic
The institution was formerly known as Mombasa Technical Training Institute. It offers comprehensive training packages and other first-class facilities committed to excellence in teaching, research, creativity and innovations in technical training with graduate employability. It is located along Kisauni Road in Mombasa.
It is one of the best national polytechnics in Kenya, located in Kisii Town. It offers more than 70 courses in Artisan, Certificate, Diploma and Higher Diploma levels.
7. Nairobi Technical Training Institute
The institute is located along Mogira Road, Off Park Road and Ring Road Ngara. Its mission is to develop highly skilled graduates in Technical, Vocational, Innovation, Business and Research for the global market.
8. Meru National Polytechnic
The polytechnic was upgraded from Meru Technical Training Institute in 2016. It offers technical and vocational education and training for producing dependable skilled human resources for commerce and industry. It is located along Meru-Nanyuki Highway, about 10 kilometres from Meru Town.
9. Eldoret Technical Training Institute
The institute is a strategic player in national development and an academic centre of excellence with special attention in solid development and agriculture. It has campuses in Eldoret, Bomet and Lodwar.
10. Kiambu Institute of Science and Technology
It offers skill-based training which is in tandem with the goal of creation of employment and generation of wealth through Science Technology and Innovations. It offers various courses at Diploma and Craft levels.
11. Michuki Technical Training Institute
The institute is committed to providing quality Technical, Industrial, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training in a conducive environment, using appropriate technology to empower trainees for individual development and global competitiveness. It is located in Kangema, Murang’a County.
12. Sigalagala National Polytechnic
The institution is located in Sheywe, along Kisumu-Kakamega Road. It provides innovative industry-responsive technical skills training for sustainable development.