Background to Strategic Planning Process
This strategic plan outlines the Institute’s Organizational Development process aimed at founding and anchoring it in order to determine its strategic focus, strengthen its organizational capacity and conform to the revised Technical, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TVET) reform objectives.
The vision recognizes the role of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in a modern economy in which knowledge plays a central role in wealth creation, social welfare and international competitiveness.
As a guide to the preparation of this strategic plan, issues raised in the Vision 2030 highlight the following as strategies for promoting Science, Technology and Innovation.
- An economic and Institutional regime providing incentives for efficient use of existing knowledge, creation of new knowledge and flourish of entrepreneurship.
- An educated and skilled population capable of creating, sharing and using knowledge well.
- A dynamic information and communication infrastructure that facilitates processing, communication and dissemination.
- An effective innovation system, i.e. a network of research centers, universities, think tanks, private enterprises and community groups, capable of tapping into the growing stock of global knowledge, assimilates and adopts it to the local needs while creating new knowledge and technologies as priorities.
To be able to realize this, the Institute has prepared a strategic plan for
2016-2021 in line with the envisaged TVET reforms and objectives as outlined in the Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MoEST).
This strategic plan intends to align the Institute’s activities to the Governments overall policy to enhance skill development for increased productivity in order to stimulate economic growth and employment creation as outlined in Session Paper No.1of 2005 on policy framework for education, training and research: meeting the challenges of education, Training and research in Kenya in 21 century. It is also a deliberate attempt at streamlining the institute’s management and programmes and fitting them into the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology’s mission, which is to spearhead and enhance integration of Science, Technology and Innovation into national production process and systems for sustainable development as articulated in the ministry’s 2008 -2012 strategic plan. In preparing for the plan, it was found necessary to:
- Review/critique the institute’s vision, mission and values
- Analyze its internal and external, environment and to
- Review its current performance to draw lessons
The result of all this is a clear understanding of MaTTI’s position with which we are able to make strategic choices that inform its focus and development for the next five years.
Deliberate effort has also been made to focus the Institute on the community’s needs both locally and nationally without compromising global competitiveness and relevance. The overall vision that will guide operations in the country’s vision 2030.
Matili Technical Training Institute was established in 1959 as a Vocational Youth Center that was elevated to a Youth Polytechnic in 1971, then a Village Polytechnic under the sponsorship of the Friends Church.
The Institute was elevated to its current status in April 2009 when it was moved from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to the Ministry of higher Education, Science and Technology and certified to offer courses in Craft and Diploma levels.