Christian Industrial Training College (CITC) Thika was established in 1972 as an initiative of the Anglican Church of Kenya, Thika Diocese. Positioned as a middle-level college, CITC holds accreditation as both a training and examination center under the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) and the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
The primary objective of CITC is to provide comprehensive technical, industrial, vocational, and entrepreneurial training to empower youth to compete effectively in the job market. Beyond skill development, CITC strives to nurture graduates with entrepreneurial attributes, encouraging them to embark on ventures with integrity in various sectors.
In addition to academic pursuits, students at CITC undergo intensive spiritual and life skills training, participating in mentoring programs that cultivate professional work skills and Christian values in the workplace.
Currently, CITC offers a range of technical and business courses at both certificate and diploma levels, catering to both part-time and full-time students. The institution is dedicated to discovering and honing individual talents through diverse co-curricular clubs and sponsored activities, including sports, music, drama, and art. This holistic approach aims to help students recognize their capabilities beyond the confines of the classroom, fostering their physical, social, and academic development.
Since its inception, CITC has equipped over 40,000 individuals from diverse backgrounds with technical and soft skills. Many of these individuals have gone on to become successful entrepreneurs in various industries, while others hold influential positions in public service, manufacturing, and other sectors.