In the global arena, Science, Technology and Innovation (ST & I) are the drivers for the world’s rapid economic prosperity, social development and provide tools and solutions to address global challenges. For this reason, the government through the Ministry of Education Science and Technology has strengthened the focus of Science, Technology and Innovation and Technical Education (TE) policies as underlying the country’s national development efforts.
The Government’s National Development agenda is clearly outlined in various key policy documents including the Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth and Employment Creation (ERSWEC) 2003-2007 and the National Development Plan 2002-2008. The government also recognizes that its development agenda can be accelerated if there is renewed focus on the integration of Science, Technology and Innovation in all the social-economic sectors as outlined in the Kenya Vision 2030. The government has therefore embraced Science, Technology and Innovation and Technical Education as one of its top priorities.
The vision of the institute is “A global leader in technical and vocational training, research, innovation and enterprise development” and the mission is “To provide quality technical education and training, undertake research, innovation and enterprise development for sustainable national development “.
Within one and a half year of existence, the institute population has grown up to 420 students. The institute offer courses in Business, Building and Civil Engineering and Electrical and Electronics Engineering. As for now the institute targets all students who are unable to access University Education. This is in line with Kenya Vision 2030 where the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions are one of the key drivers to transform Kenya into a “newly industrializing middle level income country, providing a high delivery of life to all its citizens by 2030 in a clean and secure environment.
I take this opportunity to welcome all to Mukurweini Technical Training Institute.
PATRICK W. MUCHEMI