KCA Technical College was established by KCA University in July 2017. This is after a paradigm shift in the thinking of the Kenyan training needs that focused on academic rather than producing technicians that the market needs.
It is true that in Kenya all the technicians that the top class rely on to repair cars, construct buildings, repair electronics and even tailors do not have a specialized training to effect their trade together with the fact that many Kenyans have been trained on University Education with theoretical entrepreneurial mind. To this effect KCA University through the leadership of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Noah Midamba, started a great stride to get a solution and train on technical skills and prepare graduates who will leave the college each one of them with an already started business, and therefore can be able to choose to continue with their businesses or can as well enroll for further studies at the KCA University.
KCA Technical College has in effect from January 2018 enrolled students undertaking, artisan, craft, certificate and diploma levels in the following key areas: Food and Beverages, Accounting Technician Diploma, Fashion Design and Garment Making, Metal Work, Plumbing, Information communication Technology, and Hair dressing and beauty Therapy.
Leveraging on the KCA brand which is a global brand proud of producing about 40 % of all professional accountants in Kenya, through this college we endeavor to stamp authority in technical and professional training.
The launch of KCA technical college comes at a timely moment. The world remains on tip toe to witness the achievement of sustainable societies and economies. Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Education calls on Member States to “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”.
The UNESCO Strategy for Technical Skills for 2016-2021 launched in Bonn on 15 July 2016 focuses on the role of Technical institutions world over. Technical Training is concerned with the acquisition of knowledge and skills for the world of work, and is expected to help youth and adults develop the skills they need for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship, promoting equitable, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, and supporting transitions to green economies and environmental sustainability.
The clamor for Technical Skills comes against a background of globalization and rapid technological development, characterized by changes in economic, labor market and skills patterns. There is a renewed sense of urgency and a need for Technical Education to adapt, respond and transform for relevance and value.