Join NITA’s Mission: Sponsorship Opportunity for Needy Females in Engineering – 25 Kenyan female students

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National Industrial Training Authority (NITA)

Join NITA’s Mission: Sponsorship Opportunity for Needy Females in Engineering

Company: National Industrial Training Authority (NITA)

Location: Kenya


NITA, Enhancing Skills Since 1925, has been dedicated to reducing gender disparity in technical and engineering fields. As part of our Corporate Social Investment, we annually sponsor 25 Kenyan female students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue engineering courses at the craft and diploma levels. This initiative, launched in 2006, has already benefited 350 young Kenyan women across the country.

Opportunity for Aspiring Female Engineers

Are you a Kenyan female form four graduate from Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) areas with a dream to pursue engineering? NITA invites applications from passionate individuals hailing from regions including

Mandera, Turkana, Lamu, Wajir, West Pokot, Kwale, Ijara, Tana River, Garissa, Isiolo, Marsabit,

Samburu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Suba, Kajiado, Kilifi, Taita Taveta, Teso, Mt.Elgon, Kitui, Mwingi, Tharaka,

Mbeere, Transmara, Makueni, Kuria and Baringo.

. This is your opportunity to receive comprehensive sponsorship for engineering training starting May 2024.

Disciplines Offered

You can choose from a range of disciplines, including but not limited to:

1. Mechanical Engineering

2. Agricultural Engineering

3. Electrical/Electronics

4. Automotive

5. Surveying

6. Building/Civil Engineering


To be considered, you must:

  • Show a strong willingness to learn and a genuine interest in a technical career.
  • Meet the following academic requirements:
Academic Level Minimum Mean Grade Mathematics Physics English
Diploma C (Plain) C+ (Plus) C (Plain) Proficiency
Craft D+ (Plus) C- (Minus) D+ (Plus) Proficiency

How to Apply

If you meet the above criteria and are from the eligible regions, follow these steps to apply for sponsorship:

  1. Write a compelling justification, not exceeding 300 words, explaining why you deserve this training and sponsorship.
  2. Attach copies of your Certificates, Testimonials, and National Identity Card.
  3. Select any two courses from the clusters provided (see below).
  4. Follow the application guidelines available on our website or contact us directly.

Application Deadline: October 31, 2023

Note: Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply, and late applications will not be considered.

Application Address:

Director General,

National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) P.O. Box 74494-00200,



Clusters to Choose From

  • Mechanical
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Electrical/Electronic
  • Automotive
  • Surveying
  • Building/Civil

Specify your preference by ticking one course in at most two clusters.

Additional Information

Please provide any previous training experience and other relevant information that supports your sponsorship application. If you are an orphan or living in special conditions, attach written evidence from your area Chief.


By signing below, you certify that the information provided in your application is truthful and verifiable.

Sign:______________ Date:______________

Expert Tips to Be a Successful Applicant

  1. Craft a Compelling Justification: Your justification is your chance to stand out. Highlight your passion for engineering and how this sponsorship will help you achieve your goals. Be concise and persuasive.
  2. Organize Your Documents: Ensure all required documents are neatly organized and attached to your application. This demonstrates your attention to detail and professionalism.
  3. Choose Your Courses Strategically: Select courses that align with your career goals. Consider the demand for skills in each field and how they can contribute to your future success.
  4. Follow Application Guidelines: Adhere to the provided application guidelines meticulously. This shows your ability to follow instructions, a crucial skill in technical fields.
  5. Highlight Your Unique Qualities: If you have any previous training or special conditions, make sure to mention them. These can set you apart and strengthen your application.

Join us in bridging the gender gap in engineering. Apply today for a chance to embark on an exciting journey towards a rewarding career!


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