Kenya Technical Trainers College KTTC Industrial Liaison Department

Kenya Technical Trainers College KTTC Industrial Liaison Department


This module unit is compulsory for all trainees undertaking technical training programs and is intended to equip the trainee with knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable him/her to perform duties in a real working environment. The rationale of the module unit is to:

  • Enhance the practical and communication skills/competencies of the trainee
  • Strengthen industrial/institution partnership
  • Provide a nation-wide mechanism to address key skill demand
  • Provide employers the opportunity to give back to society
  • Enhance training levels in acquired skills and competencies
  • Provide an opportunity for training institutions to respond to identified areas of national key skill needs
  • Develop the manual skills of trainees associated with scientific and technological operations
  • Develop the trainees’ personality and understanding of individuals and groups in work situations
  • Provide the trainee with background information and experience in career choice

General Objectives.

By the end of the Industrial attachment period, the trainee should be able to:

  • Understand the constraints of working life and functional relationships within and between organizations
  • Appreciate the importance of human relations and work attitudes
  • Develop procedural knowledge towards work processes
  • Apply theoretical concepts and school based skills to practice
  • Develop work attitudes like curiosity, self-confidence, maturity and self reliance
  • Obtain knowledge of potential careers and develop new areas of interest


The Industrial Attachment Scheme will enable Training Institutions to:


  • Establish links with industry for technical development particularly in the area of product innovation, design and construction
  • Know skill gaps and improve quality training
  • Obtain materials for teaching and case studies
  • Have a balanced assessment of trainees


The Industrial Attachment Scheme will enable employers to:


  • Understand future skill availability
  • Improve the training delivered at training institutions for industrial relevance
  • Influence the training of future generation of employees





It is the responsibility of the training institution to:

  • Indentify trainees who are qualified to go on attachment
  • Conduct an industrial attachment orientation and induction to trainees
  • Identify opportunities from the industry and match them with the number of trainees qualified to go for attachment
  • Prepare a code of conduct to be observed by attachees
  •  Provide log books to attachees


It is the responsibility of the industry to:

  • Appoint an industry supervisor/mentor for the trainee/attachee
  • Carry out formal introduction/induction to the workplace
  • Design a weekly program of work for the intern to carry out while on attachment
  • Develop clear and well communicated expectations of the work program
  • Expose attachees to relevant activities and training opportunities
  • Supervise and assess progress of the attachees
  • Complete and release the log book of the attachees


It is the responsibility of the attached trainee to:

  • Read and observe the code of conduct applicable to the work place
  • Report to the training institution any problems encountered
  • Fill the log book daily and have it endorsed by both the industry and the training institution supervisor




Suggested Evaluation Methods

  • Timed work sessions
  • Questions and answers
  • Presentations
  • Aptitude tests


The KTTC student clearance form now has an industrial attachment component. Students will be cleared only when they either:

  • Informed the Industrial Liaison Department of their attachment placement.
  • Present a recommendation letter from the place of attachment during the clearance process.