The institute strives to abide by the following values and principles outlined in Sessional Paper No 1 of 2015 to underpin efficacy of delivery of the institute’s mandate and social intent:

  1. Access and equity – Every Kenyan has a right to access quality and relevant education and training. MaTTI ensures to admit qualified applicants at each course offered. 
  2. Inclusivity and respect for cultural and social diversity National values shall be respected and promoted in all institutions. MaTTI ensures to abide by the values of human  dignity, equity, equality, protection of marginalized societies and people with disability alongside imparting technical skills. 
  3. Non-discrimination- There shall be no discrimination on grounds of race, color, gender, religion, national or social origin, political or economic status or other opinions. MaTTI ensures to admit and cater for all without discriminating.
  4. Quality and relevance – Emphasis shall be placed on demand driven training. MaTTI ensures to abide by these principles to promote professionalism, knowledge and the quality of qualifications needed in different sectors of the economy. Courses are mounted on the basis of demand and gaps established through actual studies of labor markets.
  5. National integration- Training for employment opportunities, occupational standards and development prospects shall be made available to all Kenyans. MaTTI ensures to abide by this principle under (c) above.
  6. Life-long learning- The training will be designed to operate within a framework of open- ended and flexible learning structures in the context of lifelong education. MaTTI exercises this principle of continuing training under improvement of professional qualifications and updating of knowledge, skills and attitudes through long and short, tailormade courses.
  7. Entrepreneurship culture- TVET examination and competence assessment shall be centered on promoting and developing innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial minds for self-reliance. MaTTI has abided by this through adoption of CBET, entrepreneurship training, research and innovation under the TVET Fair program.
  8. Complementarities – Education shall complement technical, vocational, and industrial and entrepreneurship skills acquired in form of on-the-job training or by other means in institutions and other facilities. MaTTI abides by this through internship and industrial attachment programs for trainees and staff, from within and without the institute. Every trainee in the institute undergoes industrial attachment as a requirement for course completion.
  9. Environment -Protection of the environment as a common heritage of the country. MaTTI collaborates with the Ministry responsible for Environment and participates in tree planting in nurseries as well as transplanting of seedlings in the institute fields towards achieving the target of 10% cover.
  10. Partnerships – Creating and promoting an enabling environment for public-private partnerships (PPP) for enhancing investment in technical training. MaTTI strives to work with other institutions, the community, the county and national government agencies.
  11. Information and communication -Promoting integration of information and marketing of training opportunities through ICT mediated channels and systems. MaTTI strives to abide.
  12. Leadership: Leadership structures and organs shall be based
    on the principles of serving with integrity, ethical practice,
    fairness and respect for the people.