Each Year , The National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) sponsors 25 Kenyan female students from needy backgrounds  to pursue Engineering courses at craft and diploma levels in an effort to reduce gender disparity in the technical/engineering courses as part of its Corporate Social Investment. Through this affirmative action, this programme was started in 2006 and to date 250 young Kenyan female students have benefitted across the country.
This year,  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 Marigat.
The successful applicants will be sponsored for training in various Public Technical Training Institutions in the country starting May 2020.

Eligible Courses

Training opportunities are clustered in the following disciplines:
(i) Mechanical Engineering
(ii) Agricultural Engineering
(iii)Electrical /Electronics.
(v) Surveying
(vi)Building/Civil Engineering

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should be willing to learn and possess an aptitude towards a technical career in addition to the following minimum academic requirements:-
Diploma - KCSE – Minimum Mean Grade of C (Plain), with at least C + (Plus) in Mathematics, C (Plain) in Physics and English
Craft- KCSE – Minimum Mean Grade of D+ (Plus), with at least C- (Minus) in Mathematics, D+ (Plus) in Physics and English.

How to Apply

ONLY female candidates who meet the above requirements and are from the AREAS stated above may apply for sponsorship
(i) Submitting a hand written justification of not more than three hundred (300) words indicating why they deserve the training and the sponsorship.
(ii) Applicants must attach copies of their Certificates, Testimonials and National Identity Card.
(iii) Applicants should select ANY TWO courses from the different clusters listed above
(iv) Applicants should use the guidelines  available on the website: [www.nita.go.ke]and submit the same to:

The  Director General, 
National Industrial Training Authority (NITA), 
P.O. Box 74494-00200, 

Applications deadline: 17th January 2020. Late applications will not be considered

Good luck!!


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