The Eldoret National Polytechnic has recorded tremendous growth in development of middle level training as an institution since inception. It has continually fulfilled its mandate in training young people to acquire skills and technical knowledge that are in line with the industrial growth of our country. The rural-urban setting of the Polytechnic has enabled students to study from their homes and thus reduce cost whereas the private hostels around the institution have provided affordable accommodation for our students. The Polytechnic has a unique symbolic relationship with the surrounding community, which has been supportive.
The good discipline among students coupled with teamwork between teaching and non-teaching staff has ensured harmony, and synergy in the Polytechnic learning environment. The teaching as well as well as non-teaching staff are qualified in their own area of professional expertise, which has put the institution ahead of many others in ensuring the Polytechnic meets its core mandate Our recommendable growth owes to several factors that favour our location. Chief among these are our unique geographical location in the western region that has a number of industries that provide a huge job market for our graduates
To Produce Human Capital and Advance Technology through Innovative Training for a Dynamic Economy
To be a Centre of Excellence in Technological Advancement
These include sugar industries like Mumias, Nzoia and Chemelil and other industries include Coca Cola, Kenya Seeds ltd etc. Our Health Science department offering Pharmaceutical and Medical Laboratory Technology has the nearby Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and other public health facilities as the destination for hundreds of our graduates. In Building and Civil Engineering department companies such as DITTMAN Construction Company, HARMO Construction Company, BOWEN Building Contractors, County Governments within Kenyan towns, Ministry of Roads and Public Works, Lake Victoria North Water Services Board, Kenya Power Company, KENGEN and ARM Cement Ltd just to mention but a few has continuously partnered with these firms to equip our trainees with the current trends in the construction industry. These companies later absorbed our students after completion of their studies. We pride of achieving above 85% placement of all our graduates every year both nationally and internationally. The newly inaugurated Governing Council has also been supportive in ensuring excellence in execution of institution’s programmes and being an important link with the GOK through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, which has been supportive in our growth. There are also the development partners and particularly the European Union, Africa Development Bank (ADB). Others include Kenya Pipeline, National Bank, KASNEB, Kenya National Examination Council, Associate of Business Executives (ABE),mnb, hence making us very competitive middle level institution in the North Rift and Western region. To be in tandem with the global era of digitalization.
The Eldoret National Polytechnic has established and equipped several computer laboratories has been established and equipped to enhance students’ access to computer training and high speed internet connectivity via fibre links. This will go a long way to link students to e-learning resources to supplement the learning materials available at the Polytechnic’s library. The Polytechnic is most grateful to the Government of Kenya through the Ministry for its moral and material support. Due to market demand, we have introduced a market driven Certificate in Construction Technician Course Examined by The Eldoret National Polytechnic. More requests have been forwarded to design competency based curricular in specific trades like plumbing, painting, tile fitting, roofing works, cabinet making, brick laying, brick making, terrazzo/ granolithic finishing, rendering and plastering, paving etc. With the ultra-modern Building and Civil Engineering Workshops sponsored by African Development Bank which was recently inaugurated by the Principal Secretary, Prof ColeteSuda, we are ready to offer these CBET programmes. This is reinforced by the modern equipment already supplied courtesy of the World Bank and the government of Kenya. We have five campuses, the Main campus is located 5 kilometers from Eldoret town along the Eldoret-Kapsabet road and whose serenity is conducive for learning; the Town campus, housed in Berur (formerly Petreshah) building in Eldoret town. The other three campuses are Bomet which is currently admitting students for May 2016 intake and Entebes and Turkana East, which are still under construction.