To impart knowledge in leather technology and leather products for self employment
To train leather technicians, artisans and entrepreneurs in skill upgrading to generate wealth for sustainable economic growth
a).To train leather technicians, artisans and entrepreneurs to meet the market demand.
b). To equip trainees with relevant technical skills, knowledge, attitudes, and values to enable them serve as professional leather technicians, artisans and entrepreneurs.
c). To promote creativity and innovation in leather technology.
Leather and tannery department was started in 1965 with the aim of training small scale entrepreneurs in skill upgrading and self employment.
It was started with the help of Japanese International Co-operation Agencies (JICA). After some years it started offering long term courses that take two and three years being for artisans and craft courses respectively.
Currently the department trains both short term courses (3months) and long term courses (2 years). Short term courses are examined by National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) (Grade Test III to Grade test I) while long term courses (Artisan /Craft Certificate are examined by Kenya National Examination council). Artisan certificate course takes one year while as Craft certificate course takes two years.
The graduands are absorbed in tanneries, footwear, industries, and leather products firms, Jua Kali sectors, youth polytechnics, rehabilitation centres etc.
|A.LONG TERM COURSES|
|Course title||Duration||Minimum requirements||Examining body||Intake time|
|1||Leather & Tannery Craft||2 years||KCSE mean Grade D (Plain) and at least D in Mathematics, English and Physics/ Science||KNEC||Jan/May/Sept|
|2||Leather & Tannery Artisan||1 year||KCPE, Grade C- in English, Mathematics and Science and above||KNEC||Jan/May/Sept|
|B. SHORT TERM INDUSTRIAL (SKILLS UPGRADING)COURSES|
Footwear (shoe making)
|3 months each||Employees from Tannery Shoe Industries, School leavers, CBOs, Jua kali Artisans||KITI