NITA TRADE TESTS KICK OFF IN DECEMBER

The second season of the National Industrial Training Authority Trade Tests kick off on 1st and end on 14th December 2014. The first season was held in August 2014.
A total of 40,000 candidates have registered in 31 skill areas which include among others, Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Electrical, Fitter General and Dress Making, Tailoring, Masonry, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy. The Tests will be carried out in 500 centres across the country and the Authority will deploy 1600 examiners and 60 supervisors in the execution of this nationwide exercise.

NITA initiates a National Certification Framework

This is being developed as a sub-framework on the National Qualification Framework which is currently being discussed in Parliament, to appreciate the needs of the labour market in the country. A number of stakeholder workshops and reports have already been held and the tools for the development of the framework have been developed. These include the Kenya National Occupations Classification Standards, and five Sectorial National Industrial Skills Standards for the Motor Vehicle engineering, Electrical and Electronics

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Korean National Assembly speaker visits NITA-Athiriver

The Speaker of the Korean National Assembly Hon. Kang Chang - Hee visited the NITA-Athiriver recently to view projects currently being financed by the Korea International Cooperation Agency [KOICA]. Under KOICA, the Korean government has extended a loan to NITA for infrastructural development, procurement of technical training equipment and training at NITA-Athiriver, among others.

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NITA holds its annual industrial training providers forum

The National Industrial Training Authority [NITA] held its annual industrial training providers forum at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on 21st February. The forum whose theme was ‘is the work place training important?’ attracted participants from a wide spectrum of trainers and potential trainers.

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Dr Chandaria calls for enhanced linkage between training institutions and industry

Speaking at the NITA annual industrial training providers forum, the guest speaker Dr. Chandaria lamented the huge disconnect between industry and training institutions.  ‘Let us make technology a way of life – a change of mind set was key’ he emphasized. He lamented that at the pace the country was moving, Vision 2030 may not realizable as expected. ‘For this great nation to realize the ambitions stated in Vision 2013 which is anticipated would lift Kenya as a nation amongst middle income earning group we need to transport our nation with a capacity to do little complicated and complex jobs’, he said.

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