The National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) was recently awarded the ISO 9001:2008 certification at a launch that was held at the Authority’s NITA Athi River Centre on Friday 14th July 2017.

The launch was a culmination of trainings, validation processes, and intense internal and external audits that led to the Authority receiving this internationally-recognized award. The event was attended by the Secretary of Administration of NITA’s parent Ministry, the Ministry of East African Community, Labour and Social Protection Mr. Mwangi Chege who represented the Cabinet Secretary, Mrs. Phyllis Kandie. Employers and trainers as well as representatives of the Ministry were also in attendance at the event.

The Chairman of the National Industrial Training Authority Dr. Kamau Gachigi reiterated the need for staff to employ intra-personal and inter-personal communication that will act as a boost in effective service delivery while the Director General Mr. Paul Kosgei also appreciated the hard work and commitment that was put in by the staff that saw the Authority attain the certification. He also emphasized on the certification acting as a guide for fulfilling NITA’s mandate where supplying industries with a skilled work force for development is concerned.

The Director of Industrial Training of NITA Mr. Stephen Ogenga also emphasized on the need for streamlined operations through the ISO 9001:2008 certification in fulfilling NITA’s component of the World Bank funded Kenya Youth Employment and Opportunities Project [KYEOP] which is geared at empowering the youth through training in the formal and informal sectors.

On his part the Secretary of Administration Mr. Mwangi Chege applauded NITA on receiving the certification while assuring the Authority of the Ministry’s continued support in fulfilling its mandate beyond the certification. He noted that the launch was a stepping stone in the operationalization of the Authority`s programmes.

The event which was filled with pomp and colour came to a fitting close with a cake cutting session led by the Secretary of Administration Mr. Mwangi Chege to officially declare NITA ISO 9001:2008 certified.