The National Industrial Training authority [NITA] is a newly established state corporation [former Directorate of Industrial Training]. It was established under the Industrial Training (Amendment) Act of 2011. Its mandate is to promote the highest standards in the quality and efficiency of Industrial Training in Kenya and ensure adequate supply of properly trained manpower at all levels in industry.
The Authority is headquartered in Nairobi but has Industrial Training Centres [ITCs] at Kisumu [Kisumu Industrial Training Centre], Mombasa, [Mombasa Industrial Training Centre], Athi River [Technology Development Centre]. Two other centres are stationed at our headquarters ? the Kenya Textile Training Institute and National Industrial and Vocational Training Centre].
The ITCs host a number of industry oriented courses targeting workers in the formal and informal sectors. The courses include short and long programmes [proficiency courses, skill upgrading courses, artisan courses, and tailor made courses]. The Centres provide full board accommodation, training rooms, workshops and recreational facilities