The National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) sponsors 25 Kenyan female students from needy backgrounds annually to pursue engineering courses at craft and diploma levels in an effort to reduce gender disparity in technical/engineering courses as part of its Corporate Social Investment. Through this affirmative action, this programme was started in 2006 and to date 350 young Kenyan female students have benefitted across the country.
The Authority invites applications from Kenyan female form four leavers from Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) areas who wish to pursue engineering courses at craft and diploma levels.These marginal areas include: Mandera, Turkana, Lamu, Wajir, West Pokot, Kwale, Ijara, Tana River, Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit, Samburu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Suba, Kajiado, Kilifi, Taita Taveta, Teso, Mt.Elgon, Kitui, Mwingi, Tharaka, Mbeere, Transmara, Makueni, Kuria and Baringo.
The successful applicants will be sponsored for training in various Public Technical Training Institutions in the country starting May 2024.
Training opportunities are clustered in the following disciplines:
i. MechanicalEngineering,ii. AgriculturalEngineering,iii. Electrical/Electronics.,iv. Automotive,v. Surveying,vi. Building/Civil Engineering