Institutional Profile

Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf is a Public Tertiary Institution under the state Department of Science and Technology that started in 1990 to offer Technical Training to the Deaf Youth in Kenya.

The Institute trains Students mainly at the level of Artisan, Craft and a few in Diploma courses; resulting from the minimal number of Deaf Youth who successfully complete the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) and the very few who even proceed to the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Level.

Effective January 2015, the Institute moved the Department of Basic Education to the State Department of Science and technology, Directorate of TVET and assumed new status with a higher profile.

Karen technical Training Institute for the deaf has an Appointed Board of Governors whose main role includes; Determining the Organization’s Vision, Mission, Purpose and Core Values. Setting and overseeing the overall Strategy and approve significant Policies of the Organization Ensuring that the Strategy is aligned with the purpose of the Organization and legitimate interests and expectations of her Stakeholders Monitoring the Organization’s Performance and ensuring sustainability

Karen Technical Training Institute for the Deaf has an Administrative Structure that comprises of:

  • Principal
  • Deputy Principal
  • Registrar
  • Dean of Students
  • Head of Departments

These officers are responsible for the day-to-day Operations of the Institute.
The principal provides Leadership to senior Management and the staff

  • Academic Departments
  • Institutional Management
  • Agriculture
  • Building and Construction
  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Communication and Sign Language
  • Information, Communication Technology
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Clothing Technology
  • Business Studies and Entrepreneurship

Students in the various Departments are evaluated by two External Examining Bodies namely:

  • (a) Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC)
  • (b) National Industrial Training Authority (NITA)


We dedicate ourselves to the provision of Technical and Vocational Education and Training using modern technology and innovation; guided by the values of commitment, hardwork, integrity and team work while upholding professionalism at all times.


To be a centre of Excellence in Integrated Technical and Vocational Education and Training for the Hearing Challenged and the Hearing.


In our endeavour to provide quality service, we are guided by Core Values that include but not limited to:

  • Commitment.
  • Hardwork
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Professionalism