Reshaping the Future of Work in Kenya- Strathmore University launches the Institute of Management and Technology
Strathmore University will be launching the Institute of Management and Technology at Strathmore Auditorium Hall on 11th September 2018 Strathmore University, from 7.00 am- 10.00 am.
The event which will be graced by the Cabinet Secretary of Education, Amb. Dr Amina Mohamed is a move by the institute to re-align with TVET Act 2013.
In Kenya, education experts have predicted that the success of our economic growth will be hinged on an adequate supply of middle-level technical skills. At the same time, the World Bank has warned that the East Africa region and Kenya in particular risks missing long-term economic growth targets due to a widening disconnect between labour market skills needs and its graduates. The rationale behind the enactment of the TVET ACT 2013 was to address the job skills and, more so, to ensure an increased and sustained enrolment ratio of 20% by the year 2030. This has indeed been a ground-breaking move on the part of government to revamp our entire education system with a view of making the lives of our youth better.
Strathmore University established the Strathmore Institute of Management and Technology in 2017 and subsequently completed its registration with the Technical and Vocational Training Authority. The Institute’s core offering of seven diploma courses and six professional certifications seeks to build on a heritage of quality already established by Strathmore University.
Currently the Diploma in Journalism and New Media; Diploma in Entrepreneurship; Diploma in International Relations; and Diploma in Procurement have been already rolled out , while other courses to be rolled out in the near future.
“The launch of Strathmore Institute of Management & Technology could not have been at a better time. Not only are these a driver for the government’s Big 4 agenda, but are also aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals that calls for provision of quality education sustainably,” adds Vice Chancellor Designate, Dr. Vincent Ogutu.
About Strathmore Institute of Management & Technology
The Strathmore Institute of Management and Technology currently has 2200 students enrolled in professional and diploma courses. Over and above this there is the Teachers Enhancement Programme whose main mandate is to train teachers and instructors on how to teach competency based programmes. Our market-oriented courses, industry linkages and opportunities outside the classroom continues to promote positive outcomes for our students in their chosen fields. Through individual attention and promotion of high personal and professional ethical standards, we guide students’ personal development and help to mould independent successful and upright individuals to serve in society.
About Strathmore University
Strathmore University is a leading non-profit private university in Kenya and has over 8000 students’ populations. It specializes on Information & Technology, Finance & Applied Economics, Graduate Studies, Accountancy, Humanities & Social Sciences, Management & Commerce, Law School, Tourism & Hospitality, Data Science, Technology & Innovation- @iLabAfrica, Business School & Mathematical Sciences. The University also provides world-class executive management education in Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda and Partnering with major universities in Africa: https://www.strathmore.edu/ .It has attained the 1st Position in ICT Innovation Awards 2016 County Government Solutions. As part of the Strathmore University. The institution has created partnership top universities all over the world such as Harvard, IESE Business School in Spain, New York University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Columbia Universities among others. It has enhanced research and business industry partnerships with the very top international education partners and corporate organization and this has helped the institution realize its vision. http://sbs.strathmore.edu/executive-education/agri-business-management-programs/