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The National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) Functions And Contacts

The National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) in Kenya plays a crucial role in providing quality industrial training to employees and employers across the country. With a network of training centers spread across different regions of Kenya, NITA offers a wide range of training programs in various sectors to equip trainees with the necessary skills to perform their duties effectively.

This article will provide an overview of NITA’s functions, the training programs offered at their training centers, and how to contact them. Additionally, the article will highlight the significance of NITA’s efforts in enhancing the workforce’s competence and contributing to the growth of various industries in Kenya.

What is National Industrial Training Authority (NITA)?

The National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) is a state corporation in Kenya established under the Industrial Training (Amendment) Act of 2011. Its mandate is to promote industrial skills training, provide skills training to employees and employers, and coordinate industrial training in Kenya. NITA is responsible for the accreditation of training institutions, the development of training curricula, and the registration of apprenticeship contracts. Its vision is to be a world-class training organization that is responsive to the needs of the industry and its mission is to provide quality industrial training that is demand-driven, accessible, and relevant to the needs of the industry.

Functions of The National Industrial Training Authority (NITA)

The National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) in Kenya has several functions that it performs to achieve its mandate of promoting industrial skills training, providing skills training to employees and employers, and coordinating industrial training in Kenya. These functions include:

  1. Accreditation of training institutions: NITA is responsible for accrediting training institutions that offer industrial training programs in Kenya. The accreditation process ensures that the institutions meet the required standards and are capable of providing quality training.
  2. Development of training curricula: NITA develops and reviews training curricula for various industrial sectors. The curricula are designed to meet the needs of the industry and provide trainees with the necessary skills to perform their duties effectively.
  3. Registration of apprenticeship contracts: NITA registers apprenticeship contracts between employers and trainees. The registration process ensures that the apprenticeship programs meet the required standards and that the trainees receive quality training.
  4. Promotion of industrial training: NITA promotes the importance of industrial training to employers, employees, and the public. It creates awareness about the benefits of industrial training and encourages individuals and organizations to participate in training programs.
  5. Assessment and certification of trainees: NITA assesses the competency of trainees who have completed industrial training programs and issues them with certificates upon successful completion of the training.
  6. Collaboration with stakeholders: NITA collaborates with stakeholders such as employers, trade unions, and government agencies to ensure that the industrial training programs meet the needs of the industry.
  7. Research and development: NITA conducts research to identify the skills gaps in various industrial sectors and develops training programs to address these gaps.
  8. Provision of consultancy services: NITA provides consultancy services to employers and training institutions on industrial training matters.
  9. Quality assurance: NITA ensures that the industrial training programs meet the required quality standards through monitoring and evaluation. It also ensures that the training institutions comply with the set regulations and guidelines.
  10. Capacity building: NITA builds the capacity of training institutions to deliver quality industrial training programs by providing technical assistance, training, and support.
NITA Training Centres

The National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) in Kenya has established training centres across the country to provide industrial training to employees and employers. These training centres offer various training programs that are designed to meet the needs of different industries. Here are some key facts about NITA training centres:

The Authority has its headquarters in Nairobi and five industrial training centres spread across the country; NITA Textile Training Institute, NITA Nairobi, NITA Kisumu, NITA Mombasa and NITA Athi River.

The Centres host a number of industry-oriented courses targeting workers in the formal and informal sectors. The courses include short and long programmes [proficiency courses, skill upgrading courses, artisan courses, and tailor-made courses]. The Centres provide full board accommodation, training rooms, workshops and recreational facilities.

National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) Contacts and Physical Location

There are several ways to contact the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) in Kenya. Here are some of the ways you can reach NITA:

  1. Visit the NITA headquarters: NITA is located in Nairobi, along Commercial Street, Industrial Area. You can visit their offices during working hours to make inquiries or seek assistance.
  2. Call NITA: You can contact NITA through their telephone numbers, which are +254-20-2695586/9 and mobile numbers +254-720-917897,254-736-290676,+254-772-212488. These numbers are available during working hours, and you can use them to make inquiries or seek assistance. You can also contact Niata via hotline +254-753-244676.
  3. Send an email: You can also send an email to NITA through their email address, which is; directorgeneral@nita.go.ke. Ensure that you provide accurate information in your email and include your contact details to enable NITA to respond to your inquiry.
  4. Contact NITA through social media: NITA is active on social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. You can follow their social media pages and send a direct message to make inquiries or seek assistance.
  5. Visit the NITA website: NITA has a website, www.nita.go.ke, where you can access information about their services, training programs, and contact details. You can also use the website to send an inquiry or seek assistance.

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