Teacher and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) is a division established at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development to facilitate the development of curricular and curriculum support materials. Further, the division is positioned to ensure that KICD sustains it functions of promoting equity and access to quality curricula and curriculum support materials,  promote appropriate utilisation of technology to enhance innovations and achievement of a knowledge based economy, offer consultancy services in basic and tertiary education and training, incorporate national values, talent development and leadership values in curriculum development, receive, consider, develop and review curriculum proposals amongst other functions.

TVET division has endeavoured to meet the demands of the wide spectrum of clients. The division has a current establishment of 17 curriculum specialists serving over 100 sector specific subjects. They are competent in the areas of Agriculture, Clothing and Textiles, ICT and Computer Technology, Home Management, Entrepreneurship, Project Management, Finance, Accounting and Supplies Management, Business Management, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Building and Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Secretarial Studies and Hotel and Tourism Management, Administration, Training, Strategic Management and Consultancy. The current curriculum specialists have strengths in efficient curriculum development process and organization. They have multi skills in integration of soft skills in the curriculum and have the capacity to develop content for basic support subjects including Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. In addition TVET has collaborated with other stakeholders in developing quality curriculum and curriculum support materials and facilitating training programs in curriculum development and examination.

KICD through TVET division has collaborated with key agencies to review and develop curriculum, training manuals and instructors guides for:

Below are ongoing projects;

 

SUMMARY OF TRAINING PROGRAMS IN TVET SECTIONS

TECHNICAL AND ENGINEERING

This section is charged with the responsibility of researching, developing and reviewing curricula and curricula support materials in the Technical and Engineering areas of:

a)     BUILDING, CIVIL ENGINEERING & WATER ENGINEERING

This comprises the subjected areas listed:

b)     SURVEY and MAPPING

c)     MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

d)     ELECTRICAL and ELECTRONICS ENGINEERING

 APPLIED SCIENCES

This section is charged with the responsibility of researching, developing and reviewing curricula in Applied Sciences areas of:

a)     COMPUTER & INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (ICT) 

This comprises the subjected areas listed:

 

b)     DESIGN & PRINTING TECHNOLOGY

 

c)     TEXTILE, LEATHER & FASHION TECHNOLOGY

d)     SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

e)     AGRICULTURE and FOOD TECHNOLOGY

f)      HEALTH SCIENCES

g)     Nutrition and Dietetics Section

 VOCATIONAL SECTION

This sectional combines programs in Business and Hospitality and hence covers the following areas:

a)     Accountancy and Finance Section

b)     Secretarial and Office Management Section

c)     Marketing and Distribution Management Section

d)     Information Studies Section

e)     Human Resources Management Section

f)      Food and Beverage Management Section

g)     Hotel and Institutional Management Section

h)     Tourism and Travel Management

ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING

This is a newly created section within the TIVET division and is responsible for the research and development of entrepreneurship courses in all TIVET programs.In collaboration with Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Division (RME), Entrepreneurship section services all sections in TIVET through integration and infusion of awareness in all TIVET programs

a)     Entrepreneurship

b)     Social Work and Community Development