Christian Industrial Training College (CITC) Thika is a middle-level College that was established in 1972 as a project of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Thika Diocese. CITC is registered and licensed under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology as MOHEST/PC/1880/012 and Technical Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TVETA). The college is also accredited as both training and examination Centre under Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) and National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
CITC main objective is to provide Technical, Industrial, Vocational and Entrepreneurial training to the youth so that they can compete in the job market. In addition to skills development, CITC aims at empowering and/or nurturing those graduates with entrepreneurial attributes by motivating them to start small enterprises in various sectors as honest entrepreneurs with integrity. The College is situated in Makongeni, Thika,Along Garissa Road Opp Polysack Ltd.
Besides education students undergo rigorous spiritual and life skills training and mentoring programs for them to appreciate and demonstrate professional work skills and Christian values in the workplace. We are currently offering various Technical and Business courses at Certificate and Diploma levels (both part time and full time). Similarly, we have a great passion for molding individual talents through various co-curricular clubs-sponsored activities that include sports, music, drama and art among others. This has helped students realize their abilities outside the classroom as well as shaping them not just academically, but also physically, socially and academically.
A Leading Technical Training College of Excellence that equips individuals holistically
Equip individuals with quality technical, professional and entrepreneurial training through creativity and innovativeness (innovation) for sustainable livelihood.
- Creativity and innovativeness
- Discipline and hard work
- Honesty and responsibility
- Diversity and inclusion
- Christian foundation
- Customer satisfaction
Courses offered at CITC THIKA Include:
- Mechanical Engineering
- Welding and Fabrication
- Motor Vehicle Mechanics
- Electrical Installation
- Building and Construction
- Plumbing and Pipe Fitting
- Carpentry and Joinery
- Information Technology
- Computer Packages
- Computer hardware Engineering
- Graphic Design
- Web Design
- Food and Beverage
- Hair dressing & Beauty therapy
- Fashion and Design
- Business Management
- Sales and Marketing
- Human Resource Management
- Purchasing and Supplies Management
- Accountancy (KNEC)
- CPA/ ATD
Our courses are examined by KNEC, NITA, and KASNEB
Benefits of studying at CITC
- Quality training/high exams pass rates.
We offer high quality training to our students and this makes them marketable in the current job market.
Our students always get more than 90% pass in their examinations unlike most of the other technical institutions where their concentration is mainly on the student numbers.
- Spiritual nurture Programme
Our main objective is to equip young people physically, mentally and spiritually as derived from Ephesians 4:28 28 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.
We hold daily prayer meetings with both staff and students from 7:45am to 8:00am Monday to Friday.
This has changed the lives of our students positively.
- Jobs placement
We have a liaison office that deals with the placement of our students on industrial attachments in different companies and also link employers to our alumni
We offer quality training at a very affordable price. This is in regard to the current Kenya’s economic status. We also have boarding facilities for our students at a very low cost which includes the boarding and meals.
3. Social transformation
CITC engages in sporting activities like football, Volleyball etc with other colleges. This has enhanced development of our students socially. We also have a Christian union movement and a student governing council which has helped produce morally upright students.