Sigalagala Technical Training Institute started in 1950 as Nyanza Technical and Trade School on 33-acre piece of land. It inherited land and buildings from gold miners who had been operating here since the 1930s. It became a National Technical School in 1967 offering courses up to East African Certificate of Education (E.A.C.E.) level. It was one of the best schools in the country that has produced some of the best brains manning key positions both in the public and private sectors today.
The buildings on the site were converted into classrooms, workshops and hostels. It was the first vocational training centre in Western Kenya and was called Nyanza Trade School. Basic technical training skills were taught and this included automotive, masonry, carpentry, plumbing and metal work. This was an initiative of the colonial government through the local authorities. The Mackay report (1981) led to further expansion of other post-secondary training institutions besides the establishment of Moi University.
This led to the upgrading of technical secondary schools to Technical Training institutes in 1986 to offer post secondary technical training. Sigalagala therefore was reconverted to a technical training institute in 1986 and became Sigalagala Technical Training institute. Since then student enrolment has been increasing from 120 students at the beginning to the current 1,951 students on full time programmes. The institute has grown steadily in infrastructure. A new and ultra modern library has been built which can accommodate 500 students at any given time.
To be a leader in technical training and innovation for social Economic Prosperity and Global Competitiveness
To provide Quality Technical Training in Science, Engineering and Technology and to foster applied research and Community Outreach for Innovative and Sustainable Development.
In pursuit of vision, mission we will be guided by the following fundamental core values:
Honesty and Integrity
Transparency and Accountability
Collaboration and Teamwork
Efficiency, Effectiveness and Relevancy
Innovativeness, Professionalism and Ethical Conduct,
Socially responsible, fairness, Equity and gender consciousness;
Discipline; Environmental consciousness;
Participatory; respect; accessibility and openness
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Sigalagala National Polytechnic
P.O BOX 2966-50100 , KAKAMEGA
MOB: 0726806105 or 0736101803