Eastlands College of Technology (ECT) is a project of Strathmore Educational Trust, a Public Charitable Trust established in Kenya. The College has been in the making since 2003, when the Informal Sector Business Institute (ISBI) was created with the help of the Austrian NGO ICEP to train Micro entrepreneurs on basic business skills and ICT training for the youth. Over 5000 people took part in these courses and more than 500 entrepreneurs participated in Informal Sector Business Institute (ISBI) capacity building activities and could improve their income potential.
Informal Sector Business Institute built up an excellent reputation within the micro entrepreneurs community as well as other actors in the field of entrepreneurial empowerment, such as Grassroots Business Initiative (GBI) of the International Finance Corporations (IFC).
The College caters for the formal sector by creating permanent linkages with corporations through the implementation of Dual Training System in ICT, Electrical and Electronics Installation Systems and Industrial Maintenance; and is building upon the experiences of ten years of ISBI for micro entrepreneurs in the informal sector.
Eastlands College of Technology is in line with government strategies to attain poverty alleviation and economic growth hence the need for improved technical training through Dual Training System (DTS).
The mission of the Eastlands College of Technology (ECT) is to serve the formal and informal sectors by providing skilled manpower with vocational, industrial and entrepreneurial education.
The vision of the Eastlands College of Technology (ECT) is to be a training institution that is a point of reference for industries seeking skilled manpower with the competencies required by the businesses.
Eastlands College of Technology (ECT) started as Informal Sector Business Institute (ISBI) in August 2003 in a rental house in Uhuru Estate, Nairobi. It was started with the aim of uplifting the living standards …
Eastlands Center (EC) began as a dream but now a reality. Since its inception in 2003 EC has been an oasis of youth empowerment and mentorship. From primary school pupils, secondary school students to those …
Our approach to learning makes all the difference. All our regular programs have a school-based section and an industry-based section of the training. We combine the two to form a blended or dual training system that maximises on the learner’s preparedness for the market.
Eastlands College of Technology (ECT), a project of Strathmore Educational Trust, is guided by the Ministry of Education through the Technical and Vocational Education Training Authority (TVETA) and accredited by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Our trainers are a team of carefully chosen, top of the class, highly inspiring and selfless professionals drawn from areas of specialization only specific to the courses they train, and their sole intent is to build future business leaders from the learner population of ECT.
Our Reach Out
Guided by our Head of Reach Out Programme, Mr. Moses Muthaka, the Eastlands College of Technology (ECT) organizes social programmes with which to engage the community in income generating activities aiming to better their social and economic livelihoods.
1. Our reputation
Founded in 2013, the school has always been a leader in vocational training and enjoys a reputation for academic excellence.
2. Open days
The best way to learn more about Eastlands College of Technology is to come and visit us. We hope you will come along to one of our open days to meet our staff and continuing students and see the college for yourself.
3. Joining ECT
If you can’t find the information you need on joining Eastlands College of Technology (ECT), please fill in the admissions form and don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help.
Students normally join Eastlands College of Technology (ECT) upon interviews, after completing their KCSE, and getting results.
We have three intakes – January/February, May/June, and September/October intakes. Entry is selective and via an appropriate test and/or interview at each stage.
Information for entry procedures are available here and we warmly invite you to an open day to learn more. You are also most welcome to contact us if you meed more information at any stage.