Laikipia East Technical And Vocational College: Contacts, Admission Letters, and More

Laikipia East Technical And Vocational College is one of the three technical training and vocational institutes built by the Government (Ministry of education) in Laikipia county.

Built at an approximated cost of shs.50 million, the college opened its doors to the first batch of students in January 2019 and is expected to enroll up to 2000 students in the next few years.

Impressively, despite its relatively young age, the college has over 25 different diploma and certificates courses on offer (more on this later).

Here is all you need to know about the newest educational gem in the wider Laikipia county:

Where is Laikipia East Technical and Vocational College?

Physical location: Laikipia East Technical/Training Institute is located in the expansive Ngobit ward along the Nyeri-Nyahururu highway.

How to Access the College: The institute is in Marina trading centre, just past Nairutia mini-town. You can board a matatu bound for Nyahururu at Nyeri (or a matatu to nyeri from Nyahuru).

In both cases, you alight at marina center.

Laikipia East Technical and Vocational College Contacts

Postal Address: P.O Box 14-10129, Mugunda.

Telephone: +254 721 356 821

Emaillaikipiaevtc@gmail.com

Courses at Laikipia East Technical and Vocational Collegelaikipia east technical training institute

 

As I mentioned earlier, the government owned technical college has the capacity to deliver over 25 different programmes at both certificate and diploma levels.

These programmes are mainly targeted at form-4 leavers though some have an open entry.

Here are is an analysis of the college’s current courses, their qualifications, and intake information:

 

Course name Mean grade Duration Exam body

Automotive Engineering Department

Diploma in Automotive engineering C- 3 terms/module KNEC
Certificate in motor vehicle mechanics- module I-II D plain/Artisan certificate 3 terms/module KNEC
Motor vehicle mechanics(NAVCET) D plain 2 years KNEC
Motor vehicle mechanics/electric (Grade III,II, & I) Open 6 months NITA
Panel Beating(Grade III,II, & I) Open 6 months NITA
Spray painting(Grade III,II, & I) Open 6 months NITA

Business studies department

1.      Diploma in Business Management( module I-III)

 

C- /artisan certificate in business management 2 terms/module KNEC
2.      Diploma in Supply chain management( module I-III)

3.

C- /artisan certificate in business management 2 terms/module KNEC
4.      Diploma in Human resources management( module I-III)

5.

C- /artisan certificate in business management 2 terms/module KNEC
6.      Diploma in sales and marketing( module I-III)

7.

C- /artisan certificate in business management 2 terms/module KNEC
8.      Diploma in secretarial studies( module I-III)

9.

C- /artisan certificate in business management 2 terms/module KNEC
10.  Craft in Business Management( module I-II)

 

D plain 2 terms/module KNEC
11.  Craft in Supply chain management( module I-II)

12.

D plain 2 terms/module KNEC
13.  Craft in Human resources management( module I-II)

14.

D plain 2 terms/module KNEC
15.  Craft in sales and marketing( module I-II)

16.

D plain 2 terms/module KNEC
17.  Craft in secretarial studies( module I-II)

18.

D plain 2 terms/module KNEC
19.  Secretarial studies( single and group)

20.

Pass in relevant certificate 6 months KNEC
21.  Accounting technician diploma(ATD) C- 5 months KASNEB
22.  CPA I section 1 C+ (C+ also in English and math) 5 months KASNEB
23.  Diploma in accountancy C- 8 terms KNEC
24.  Diploma in co-operative management C- 2 terms/module KNEC

Building & Civil engineering department

25.  Diploma-building technology(module I-III) C- /artisan certificate 3 terms/module KNEC
26.  Certificate- building technology(module I-II) D plain 3 terms/module KNEC
27.  Plumbing(Grade III,II, & I) Open 6 months KNEC
28.  Masonry(Grade III,II, & I) Open 6 months KNEC

Electrical& Electronics Engineering

29.  Diploma- Electrical& Electronics Engineering – power option (module I-III) C- 3 terms/module KNEC
30.  Craft- Electrical& Electronics technology – power option (module I-II) D plain 2 terms/module KNEC
31.  Solar power installation technician T1 & T2 Open open KEREA
32.  Electrical wireman (grade 3,2,1) Open 8 months NITA
33.  Electrical fitter(grade 3,2,1) Open 8 months NITA
34.  industrial motor rewinding Open 3 weeks L.E.T.V.C
35.  Motor starters design & fabrication Open 3 weeks L.E.T.V.C
36.  Amplifiers design & fabrication Open 3 weeks L.E.T.V.C
37.  Printed circuit board making/etching Open 3 weeks L.E.T.V.C
38.  Electronics repair Open open L.E.T.V.C

Department of ICT

39.  Diploma in ICT(module I-III) C plain 2 terms/module KNEC
40.  Certificate in ICT(module I-II) D plain 2 terms/module KNEC
41.  Computer packages/ICDL Open 3 months ICDL/ L.E.T.V.C
42.  CISCO I.T Essentials Open 3 months CISCO

Fashion design & beauty therapy

43.  Diploma- fashion design & clothing technology(module I-III) C plain 3 terms/module KNEC
44.  Craft certificate- fashion design & clothing technology(module I-II) D plain 2 terms/module KNEC
45.  hair dressing/beauty therapy, other grade tests Open  2 terms NITA

Hospitality and tourism

46.  Diploma- tourism management(3 modules) C plain 3 terms/module KNEC
47.  Certificate- tourism management(2 modules) D plain 2 terms/module KNEC

Liberal studies department

48.  Diploma- library & information science(3 modules) C plain/relevant artisan certificate 8 terms
49.  Diploma- archives & records management(3 modules) C plain 8 terms
50.  Diploma-social work C plain 2 terms/Module
51.  Craft- information science (2 modules) D plain 2 terms/Module
52.  Craft-social work(2 modules) D plain 2 terms/Module

Mechanical Engineering Department

53.  Diploma in Mechanical Engineering-production option(module I-III) C plain 3 terms/Module
54.  Craft in Mechanical Engineering-production option(module I-II) D plain 3 terms/Module

Applied sciences

55.  Diploma- food science technology C plain 8 terms KNEC
56.  Diploma- Applied biology C plain 8 terms KNEC
57.  Diploma- Applied chemistry C plain 8 terms KNEC
58.  Craft- science laboratory technology D plain 7 terms KNEC

Intakes

Laikipia East Technical & Vocational College admits students every January, May (for some courses), and September each year.

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 How to Apply

The first way to apply is by visiting the college in the location I discussed with you earlier on. You can also apply via the KUCCPS website (see how to apply on KUCCPS).

Lastly, you can apply via post office. In this case, you will send the requisite documents to:

The Principal,

Laikipia East Technical & Vocational College,

P.o Box 14-10129,

Mugunda.

The required documents are:

  1. A copy of your KCSE results slip/A copy of your leaving certificate.
  2. Your ID card copy/birth certificate

The deadlines for application are as follows:

  • January intake: 31 December 
  • May: 30 April
  • September: 31 August

    Laikipia East Technical And Vocational College
    Students in one of the lecture rooms (Photo: Courtesy of The college’s Facebbok page)

Laikipia East Technical and Vocational College Admission letter

The admission letter should be collected from the Institute at Marina shopping centre.

Why Study at Laikipia East Technical and Vocational College

There are several reasons why Laikipia east TVC could favor you as a student.

  • Fees assistance: One, you could be one of the beneficiaries of the attractive bursary program run by the Laikipia county government. You see, the county administration is committed to boosting enrolment in the vocational training institutes under its jurisdiction and has been offering various incentives to this end including bursaries to help you pay college fees. Besides, students get the government fees subsidy (via KUCCPS) and HELB loans (for the qualifying applicants).
  • Incredible Facilities: Like other institutions under the state department of vocational and technical education (ministry of education) across the country, Laikipia technical training institute has received state-of-the-art equipment worth tens of millions of shillings from the government.

You will, therefore, enjoy the top-notch training from these gain gold-standard training facilities.

The workshops, computer labs, and even lecture halls are simply world class.

Additionally, the institute has recruited experienced trainers and tutors so students are in very safe hands.

  • Internship facilitation: The college helps its learners obtain relevant industrial skills by connecting them to internship opportunities and technology transfer openings in and outside the county. Of course, securing an attachment position can be a hustle so this is quite thoughtful of the institute.
  • Marketable courses: All of the institute’s courses are in line with the much-praised vision 2030 and are designed to meet the demands of the country’s competitive job market.

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  • Serene Learning Environment: Laikipia East Technical And Vocational College is sited in Kieni, away from the noise and commotion of towns. The environment is very conducive for learning.

Hostels

The institution has partnered with the surrounding community to provide hostels as it is yet to construct its own boarding facilities.

The privately owned rooms/hostels facilities are on the whole affordable and are supplied with all the essential amenities such as water and electricity.

Just enquire from the college for directions to the nearest hostel.

Conclusion

Laikipia East Technical And Vocational College is part of the government of kenya’s efforts to ensure that all students who have missed out on the available university places can still realize their dream careers through TVET institutions.
The institution is bridging the gap that emerged after several leading middle-level colleges were upgraded into universities causing a massive shortage of skilled specialists in areas like plumbing, carpentry, masonry, among others.
And it has been a case of so far so good as far as the enrollments and quality of teaching is concerned. Just get in touch with the principal or the registrar’s office to learn more if interested using the telephone numbers I listed at the beginning of this article.

 

John Gitahi

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