Our Profile

Our History


Thika Technical Training Institute is a government Technical Training institute established under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology via certificate number MOHEST/GC/1459/011A. It stands at 45 acres of land. Its history dates back to 1949 when it was started as a vocational training centre for former World War ll servicemen which was which was then elevated to technical high school where primary graduates admitted for secondary education with a technical bias.   The Institute is located in Thika Town along General Kago Road next to Thika Level 5 District Hospital.


Our Mandate


To provide quality training in technical, industrial, vocational and entrepreneurship.

The mandate of the institute is through registration under the Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology under the Education Act Cap 211 under the first schedule. It is also guided through its operations by other Acts of Parliament like KNEC Act , TSC Act, KIE Act KASNEB  Act and others. 


Our Mission


To provide Training, Research and Outreach Programmes that impart skills and utilize applied knowledge to spur economic growth and solve problems in society.


Our Vision


To be the centre of excellence in Technical, Industrial, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training.


Our Core Functions


  • To give quality training and services
  • To mould wholesome individuals
  • To uphold teamwork in all our undertakings
  • To enhance linkage with industries
  • To enhance linkage with other institutions
  • To uphold research and development
  • To uphold innovation and creativity.


Our Core Values


  • Quality training
  • Ethical practices
  • Fairness and equity
  • Team work
  • Transparency and accountability
  • Respect of rule of law
  • Cleanliness and orderliness
  • Efficiency and efficacy


Performance Contracting


Thika Technical staff is fully implementing our set targets for our third quarter performance Contract. We were evaluated in 2010/2011and was rated at no. 7 out of 42 institutions and are still waiting for the result of 2011/2012 which is yet to be released.   Thika Technical is also ISO 9001:2008 Certified.  We continue offering quality services as outline in our Service Delivery Charter.