Shamberere Technical Training Institute was established in 1982 as a Rural Education Program and later elevated to a Youth Polytechnic in 1985. The Institute has braved the odds to rise through a Trade Test Centre level in 1996 to the current status as a Technical Training Institute that was earned in 2009. Our mission is to provide quality human resource through technical, innovation, vocational and entrepreneurial training for the local and international market. This is engraved in the broad vision to be a centre of excellence in technological engineering, innovation and entrepreneurial research.

Through the years, Shamberere TTI has grown in enrolment and in the number of technical and business courses offered to trainees drawn across the country, from our last graduation with 530 trainees in 2017 to the current enrolment of over 2500 trainees exposed to skills in Engineering, Agriculture, Information Communication Technology, Business Studies and Institutional Management.

We are making great strides in our efforts to train and educate more female students and to make STTI a truly equal opportunities institution in line with the National objectives of empowering the women. Further, the number of students seeking enrollment in our institution grows higher every year.
While there are significant challenges in managing the increasing numbers of students, the bigger the number of graduands is a testimony to the role STTI plays in meeting the vast demand for technical training in the country and in helping to build a critical mass in human resource to meet the national development. This is in line with vision 2030 which emphasizes the linkages between training and the labour market, creation of entrepreneurial skills, competencies and strong public and private sector partnerships.

The exponential growth is attributed to expanded partnerships and collaborations we are forging with our partners in matters technical education, training and environmental management. We remain committed partners in various projects through science, technology, research and innovation. Currently, we are partnering with international Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) through PROCASUR, ILO and USTADI Foundation to kick-start the Jobs Open for the Youth (JOY) Project in Agribusiness training for the youth. To ensure sustainability and continuity of the JOY project, STTI is in the process of establishing an agribusiness and technological center (SATeC) to coordinate JOY project activities at STTI.

The institute is also partnering with among others:

  • The KCB Foundation in youth training and empowerment programs (2jiajiri)
  • The Equity Bank in environmental management, with the most recent being a tree planting day at the institute. (over 5000 seedlings)
  • The Michigan University through the USAID in a youth training and empowerment program
  • The Kitale National Polytechnic in implementing the presidential directive on establishment of a driving school
  • The Ministry of Environment and Forestry in a forest management program
  • Local industries including: West Kenya, Butali and Nzoia Sugar companies in fabrication works (spare parts) and industrial attachment of our trainees.

Through these partnerships, the institute has stood out in the region as a destination for academic excellence in technical and business courses. Currently, the institute boasts of a center of excellence in Mechanical Engineering. The management appreciates the Government for the support in construction and equipping of the mechanical engineering workshop as a flagship project.

STTI has made tremendous strides in infrastructure to meet the growing demand for our courses and enrolment, we have commissioned the first phase of our tuition block and constructed 4 classrooms capable of housing about 500 students.

Shamberere Technical Training Institute has performed exceptionally well in co-curricular activities. We are currently the Western Region KETTISO champions in Soccer men. We also participate in TVET fair, drama and athletics up to the national levels.


On mentorship, STTI successfully mentored and handed over Kongoni TVC and is currently mentoring Chevaywa TVC in Lugari constituency, Kakamega County.