Started in 2018, Laikipia North Technical and Vocational College is among the very first public technical institutes in the wider Laikipia.
The college targets students from all over Kenya and has been designated as the national center of excellence in Mechanical engineering (production option).
Unsurprisingly, one of the things that strikes you most the very first time you visit the institute is the investment the ministry of education has made not just in Mechanical engineering but also in other departments.
The state-of-the-art training machinery is valued at over shs.100 Million setting the stage for students to enjoy expert training in their chosen careers.
Here is a roundup of this pace-setting educational facility at the heart of Laikipia county.
Laikipia North Technical And Vocational College Location
As I mentioned, the institute is situated in Laikipia County. Specifically, it’s in Sosian ward, Laikipia North Constituency, along the Nyahururu – Maralal road.
The college is within Posta Market (also known as Mowuarak Market Centre), past Rumuruti and about 86 kilometers from Nyahururu town.
You can take a Maralal Matatu/Bus at Nyahururu town stage and ask the conductor to drop you off at the said Posta Market. From there, enquire from the directions to the technical institute from any boda.
The area is picturesque and you will eye will enjoy feasting on the scenic rolling plains of Laikipia, famous for attracting tourists from every corner of the globe.
Laikipia North Technical Training Institute Contacts
Postal address: P.o Box 50, Rumuruti 20321
Telephone: 0795 81 61 77/ 0733 837166
Laikipia North Technical Training Institute Courses
|Diploma in Information Communication Technology||C-|
|Craft in ICT||D|
|Computer packages||Open to all|
|Diploma in Mechanical engineering-production||C-|
|Craft in Mechanical engineering-production||D|
|Diploma in electrical engineering||C-|
|Craft in electrical engineering||D|
|Craft in Plumbing(TEP)||D|
|Artisan in Welding||D- / below|
|Artisan in Plumbing||D- / below|
|Artisan in Hairdressing/Beauty Therapy||D- / below|
|Diploma in BM(business management)||C-|
|Certificate in BM(business management)||D|
Laikipia North Technical Training Institute Intakes
Laikipia North Technical Training Institute has its major intakes in January, May, and September each year in all its courses.
How to apply
Potential applicants who have sat for KCSE in the past and managed to score grade D-,D, D+, and C- and even above can apply for admission to the college.
There are several ways of applying:
- Through KUCCPS: Wait for the portal to open, choose a course, and select your institution of study as Laikipia North Technical Training Institute.
- Visiting the college directly: You can just visit the college and make your application directly.
- Via Postal Address: You can write your application to the principal, P.o. Box 50-20321, Rumuruti.
Remember to attach a copy of your national ID card/birth certificate and KCSE certificate/ result slip.
Laikipia North Technical Fees Subsidy
The Government contributes Kshs. 30,000 per student while HELB will finance at least Ksh. 40,000 for every student where approximately Ksh. 26,000 goes to fees while about Kshs. 14,000 is usually wired into your account as pocket money.
Laikipia North Vocation College Hostels
Student board at privately run hostels facilities. Most of them are quite affordable while you can buy foodstuffs from the shops and market center.
Plans are underway to construct college-owned hostels in the near future.
Laikipia North Technical Training Institute Admission Letters
Students should collect their application letters from the college. You can also call 0795 81 61 77 and enquire about the progress of your application.
As a center of excellence in Mechanical engineering (production option), Laikipia North Technical and Vocational College is set to become a premier technical learning hub in Kenya.
And as we have seen, securing admission is very easy especially at this early stage when there’s no overcrowding as it is happening in some institutions, more so the older ones.
Feel free to get in touch with the principal on 0795 81 61 77 if you have any questions.
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