Christian Industrial Training Centre (CITC-Nairobi) located next to St John's Church Pumwani, behind Pumwani Maternity Nairobi Kenya. It was started in 1958 by the Anglican Church to equip disadvantaged girls and boys from the nearby Majengo slums with vocational skills and cultivate in them a good character and attitude in order to enhance chances of securing honest livelihood.The founder members were Rev. Mr. and Mrs Charles Tett and a prayer group.It began as a football club that engaged the youth in productive activities that distracted them from engaging in stealing and indiscipline acts that were taking place in the neighbourhood.In 1960,in consultation with the local community , the founder members set up a vocational training institute.The centre started with only 10 students. Later the courses expanded to seven courses.The instructors and teachers were volunteers from England , Australia and New Zealand.
In 1972 the first African principal Mr. Johnson Muchira was employed.Later that year the Centre was registered under the Ministry of Culture and Social Services as an Informal Vocational Training Centre for Youth and the principal's title changed to that of Manager as required by the Minisrty. By then student population had grown upto 240 sitting for Government Trade Test Grade III. In 1984, an effort was initiated to make the institution economically self sustainable. It was re-registered as a company Limited by guarantee. This made it a legal business entity able to trade, enter into contract and expected to generate profits. In 1992, CITC was registered by Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) to offer Artisan Certificate Level Courses.
In 2006, the Centre was accredited by City & Guild examination body in the UK and Craft Level courses with Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC). However the following courses were introduced in the year 2001.
- Food & Beverage
- Mechanical Engineering Diploma taking City & Guilds (UK) exams
- Motor Vehicle Mechanics
- Electrical Installation
In 2006, Electronics (Radio & T.V) course was started. This course enrolls for Craft Certificate only.
Mission : Our Mission is to:
Provide qaulity vocational and commercial training to the less privileged youth and empower them holistically so that they can compete in the job market or start and run successful businesses. This will be achieved by recruiting and maintaining a team of highly motivated and qualified professiona staff.
Provide students with rigorous spiritual and life skills training and mentoring programme for them to appreciate and demonstrate professional work skills and Christian values in the work place.
Provide students with hands on practical skills through our Production unit.