Mukurweini Technical Training Institute is the very first government technical institute to be established in the agricultural-rich Mukurweini subcounty, Nyeri.
The institute opened its doors to learners in May, 2015 with about 200 students and has subsequently witnessed tremendous progress.
Indeed, it’s arguably the fastest-growing college among its peers – Mathira Technical Training Institute and Kieni Technical Training Institute (Nyeri County) plus Gatanga Technical Training Institute and Mathioya Technical Training Institute (in the neighboring Muranga County).
For the first few months, the institute was under the mentorship of the reputable Mathenge Technical Training Institute situated in the neighboring Othaya subcounty.
A full-time principal has since been seconded by the ministry of education and a full college board of management commissioned.
This article will answer all your questions about Mukurweini Technical Training Institute, the rising star of technical education in the Mt Kenya region.
Let’s dive right in..
How to get to Mukurweini Technical Training Institute
Mukurweini TTI is in the Gikondi area, Mukurweini sub-county.
The college is a stone’s throw away from the newly constructed Blessed Sister Irene Nyaatha Stefani shrine at Gikondi Catholic Church, about 5 kilometers from the bustling Kiahungu Township.
If you’re coming from Nairobi, you will drive past Karatina town and branch off at Mukurweini junction, about 1 kilometer from Karatina Town along the Nyeri-Karatina highway.
You will then drive all the way past Kiahungu (should be a 15-20 minutes drive) and again branch off to Gikondi.
The junction to Gikondi from Kiahungu is near Mukurweini subcounty hospital. The Gikondi road is murrammed and in good condition.
Those using public transport can take a Matatu to Karatina and alight at Karatina main bus terminus. Here you can ask any tout to direct you to Mukurweini matatus.
You may ask the driver to direct you to Gikondi proboxes when you alight at Kiahungu.
Those coming from Nyeri should board Mukurweini matatus at Nyeri lower bus terminus. You’ll then board Gikondi proboxes at Kiahungu.
Mukurweini Technical Training Institute address and other contacts
Physical location: 500 meters past Gikondi shopping center.
Postal Address: P.O. Box 23, 10103-Mukurweini (Gikondi)
Telephone: 0710 440944
Main website: http://www.mukurweinitechnical.ac.ke/
Student portal: http://www.mukurweinitechnical.ac.ke/?page_id=2111
Mukurweini TTI Vision and Mission
The institute hopes to become a global leader in both vocation and technical training, as well as in research, innovations, and enterprise development.
MTTI’s mission is to provide quality training and education besides applied research and enterprises development services.
Mukurweini Technical Training Institute collaborations and affiliations
To guarantee quality and observance of standards in training and education across its various courses, MTTI has partnered with various renowned examination and quality assurance bodies.
These include KNEC (Kenya National Examination Council), KASNEB (Kenya Accountants and Secretaries National Examinations Board), and NITA (National industrial Training Authority).
In addition, the college is accredited by HELB (Higher Education Loan Board) meaning that qualifying students can get fees payment assistance in the form of HELB loans.
Mukurweini Technical Training Institute Courses and Programmes
Here now are MTTI courses and programmes.
The courses are offered on fulltime, part-time, and/or school-based basis.
You need a minimum mean grade of C- to pursue a Diploma, D for certificates, and D- (or below) to enroll in artisan courses.
ICT Department Courses
- Diploma in ICT-KNEC
- Certificate in ICT-KNEC
- Web Design-MTTI
- Graphic Design-MTTI
- Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification-MTTI
Electrical and electronics Department Courses
- Diploma In Electrical & Electronics Engineering -Power Option
- Craft In Electrical & Electronics Engineering-Power Option
- Artisan Certificate in Electrical Installation
Mechanical Engineering Department Courses
- Diploma in Mechanical Engineering-KNEC (Production Option)
- Diploma in Automotive Engineering-KNEC
- Craft in Mechanical Engineering-KNEC (Production Option)
- Craft in Automotive Engineering-KNEC
Building, Construction, and Civil Engineering Department Courses
- Diploma in Building Technology-KNEC
- Diploma in Civil Engineering-KNEC
- Diploma in Architecture-KNEC
- Certificate in Building Technology -KNEC
- Certificate in Plumbing (KNEC-TEP)
- Artisan in Building Technology -KNEC
- Artisan in Plumbing-KNEC
- Artisan in Carpentry & Joinery-KNEC
- ArchiCAD and AutoCAD
Business department Courses
- Certificate in Business management-KNEC
- Diploma in Business management-KNEC
- Certificate in Sales and Marketing -KNEC
- Diploma in Sales and Marketing-KNEC
- Certificate in Human Resource-KNEC
- Diploma in Human Resource-KNEC
- Diploma in Supply chain management-KNEC
How to apply
You can apply directly to the college by visiting personally with your KCSE result slip or via KUCCPS (You select Mukurweini TTI as you preferred institution when filling the online application).
Mukurweini Technical Training Institute admission letters
Click here to check your admission letter.
You can also call the institution’s admissions office using the above telephone number to confirm if your letter has been processed and how to collect it.
Mukurweini Technical Training Institute Fees
The tuition fee is again very affordable as you can see below…
|Vote Head||New Students
|School Equipment and Stores (SES)||1,600||2,250|
|Local traveling & transport (L.T. &.T.)||1,200||1,200|
|Repairs, maintenance and improvements (RMI)||500||500|
|Electricity, Water & Conservancy (E.W.C.)||1000||1000|
|Student Identity Card||250||0.00|
The examination fees is, however, paid separately on specified dates and vary from one course to the next (It’s generally between shs.7000-shs13500 for most courses)
Mukurweini Technical Training Institute Intakes
The college has its major intakes during the months of January and September each year.
Some courses including plumbing have intakes in May so it’s important to get in touch with the registrations office to verify the specific dates for your favorite programme.
Be sure to apply well ahead of your intended joining dates to be assured of a vacancy.
Specific requirements for various courses
· Technical Drawing Tools (All Engineering Students)
- Tee Square
- 45◦x45◦ Set Square
- 60◦ & 30◦ set square (for Technical Drawing)
- Technical Drawings Compass Set.
- Technical Drawing Pencils (3H and HB)
- Eraser (Staedler type)
- SMP mathematical Table.
- A Scientific Calculator.
· Plumbing Students Requirements (Artisan & Craft Certificates)
- Pipe wrench No 14 ( 1 piece)
- Hack saw -frame plus Blade
- Screw drivers
- 3M tape measure
· Electrical Engineering Course Requirements
- Dust coat -Navy Blue
- ¼ ballpoint hammer
- 1 piece screw driver kit
- Long nose pliers
· Other Requirements ( All Students)
- 12 X A4 Exercise books
- 1 ream of Foolscaps
- 2 spring files
- Biro pens, Pencils, and eraser- buy enough
· Hostel Requirements
- A pair of mattresses
- 2 blankets or more
- Bed sheets
- Pillow & pillowcase
- Buckets, laundry items, and bathing soap
- Other necessary personal effects.
Mukurweini Technical Training Institute Facilities
The college is constructed on an expansive land donated by the government and the surrounding community.
In the first phase, the state, through the department of technical and vocational education supplied and installed machinery and supporting training equipment worth Sh68 million.
The college has also invested in state-of-the-art lecture halls, engineering wing, and several ICT labs.
The other standout facility is the massive institute amphitheater where students assemble for entertainment and other social activities.
In the meantime, the students’ canteen stock most of the essentials so you don’t have to travel outside the college to buy stationeries or snacks.
Mukurweini Technical Training Institute Hostels
Students can hire boarding facilities from the nearby Catholic Church-run student’s hostels at Gikondi or rent single rooms from the college neighborhood.
In fact, the local community is very enterprising and you won’t lack residential plots in many of the surrounding homes.
Suffice to say that the monthly rent is dirt cheap- some landlords charge as little as shs.1000 per month for a single room.
Food is as well cheap and readily available considering that this is an agricultural zone.
I understand that the college hopes to commission its own hostels in the next few years due to the projected growth in students’ population.
Mukurweini TTI is on the path to becoming a leading knowledge and technological hub in line with Kenya’s vision 2030.
And as we have seen, the college is well-placed to make you tomorrow’s topnotch engineer, ICT expert, or building technologist.
But you have to take the first step and apply either online via KUCCPS or by visiting the college.