KTTC Rebranded to Kenya School of TVET; Set to offer Halted CDACC Courses
The Kenya Technical Training College (KTTC) has been rebranded to the Kenya School of TVET, with a modified and expanded mandate of creating technical and vocational education and training practitioners.
The rebranding took place last month during the 43rd graduation ceremony. This was approved by Legal Order 123 of 2022 and Presidential Order 1 of 2022 signed by the then Cabinet Secretary for Education Prof George Magoha.
The institution conducts a postgraduate program for TVET trainers with the college having roughly 5,000 students enrolled in the diploma in technical trainer in the education program.
Previously the institution was called Kenya Technical Teachers College and used to train teachers for technical secondary schools.
According to Dr. Tarno, the Kenya School of TVET is set to launch intense short courses in cybersecurity and trainers in TVETs and schools.
The college will work together with recognized universities to offer programs leading to the award of an undergraduate degree in Technical and Vocation Education and Training.
On her part, TVET principal Secretary Esther Thaara Muoria overturned a TVETA directive suspending the licensing of training and courses by the TVET curriculum Development Assessment and Certification Council (TVET CDACC).
Prof Magoha prohibited institutions from admitting trainees to the TVET CDACC courses.
Dr Muoria revealed that TVETA and the Kenya National Qualifications Authority will enable the accreditation of CBET courses.
Included in the circular are the principals of national polytechnics, the Kenya School of TVET, institutes of technology, institutions of technical training, and vocational and technical colleges in the 28th of December 2022 circular.
The email was also copied to the Chairperson of the Kenya National Association of Private Colleges, the director of University TVET institutes, and the Chairperson of the Kenya Association of Technical Training Institutions.
Prof George Magoha also gave powers to the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) and the Kenya National Examinations Council on the 19th of May, 2022.
On the 12th of September 2022, TVETA Chief Executive Kipkirui Langat sent out a circular to stop all TVET CDACC courses.