Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) engineering department has formed two partnerships to facilitate acquisition of new equipments in a bid to adjust to new global technology advancement. The institution has collaborated with AVIC International to supply electrical and mechanical equipments to their laboratories for practical exercises among engineering students. The equipments will increase practical learning and aid students embrace technical skills development.

Technical University of Kenya (TU-K) engineering department has formed two partnerships to facilitate acquisition of new equipments in a bid to adjust to new global technology advancement. The institution has collaborated with AVIC International to supply electrical and mechanical equipments to their laboratories for practical exercises among engineering students. The equipments will increase practical learning and aid students embrace technical skills development.

The Chinese technology firm has supplied about 21 CNC (computer numerically controlled) machines at their laboratories. As at now they have 92 mechanical engineering equipments installed at the university.

Through the collaboration, students will share China’s industrial experience in electrical and mechanical fields and add to the local culture. Apart from the collaboration, AVIC is also offering vocational skills and training to improve job skills of the locals and promote combination of production and learning knowledge.

With the equipments, students can manufacture spear parts for vehicles and manufacturing plants or factories as they are in a position to now design parts from scratch to implementation stage. This will greatly facilitate achievement of Kenya Vision 2030 through promotion of locally produced goods and services.

Secondly, US-based manufacturing company plans to introduce more modern, technical and advanced Engineering equipment for training Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students. Equipments to be delivered in June include: Electrical and Electronic Equipment Systems including AC/DC voltage and current circuits, fuses circuit protection devices , circuit breaker and testers, potentiometers, solenoids among others.

Through the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the team from Amatrol Advanced Manufacturing Company based in Jeffersonville U.S.A has just completed training TU-K technicians and launched advanced learning system software. Kenya has a huge deficit of technical skilled expertise in various engineering fields, which has seen foreign personnel come in to participate in local projects.

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