Vision, Mission and Mandate


To be a leader in quality training that responds to the vocational and technical needs of the local and global society.
To produce skilled and self-driven Technical Education graduates with quality vocational and technical training, innovative and creative competencies for local, regional and global development.
RIAT will be guided by the following values:
Accountability: The institute fraternity and stakeholders will make decisions that influence their lives
Honesty and Integrity: We will act with honesty and integrity and with respect for the individuals
Equity: We will ensure services are provided fairly to all people and groups, taking into account special needs
Partnerships: We will value and strengthen our collaboration with our stakeholders and the wider community in achieving the best possible outcomes
Quality: We will regularly review our performance to continually improve our service
Health and Safety: We will create a safe workplace culture for our employees, stakeholders and the community.
Gender Sensitivity: In order to uphold the principle of gender equality and fairness, we accord equal opportunities to both sexes.
Concern for the physically challenged: We are committed to providing training to all learners, including those with special needs.
Invention, Innovation and Creativity: We will strive to make these the driving force for the Centre of Excellence

Ramogi Institute of Advanced Technology (RIAT) was founded in 1968. It is one of Kenya’s pioneer Technical Training Institutes offering diploma courses in Automotive Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering,  Social Work & Community Development, Catering and Housekeeping, Clothing & textiles among other courses. Many of these are geared toward self-employment.

RIAT is one of the oldest technology institutes in Kenya and is located at Riat Hills about 12 Kilometers from the heart of Kisumu City along Kisumu - Kakamega road.  The institute aims at producing responsible intellectuals as agents of change, through training with a difference by using applied research, quality production, and above all innovations which are the core values of the institute. 

The Institute is registered with the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS) which places students for various Diploma courses offered in the Institute. Upon placement, the Institute issues joining instructions to the successful applicants. Applications are sent directly to the placement body through KUCCPS website: (

Levels of Training: We admit students under three main levels namely;

  1. Artisan Courses: Entry requirement is usually a KCSE Certificate and above. On qualifying at this level students can progress to the next level of Craft Certificate.
  2. Craft Certificate Courses: (Modular Based). Minimum entry requirement to these courses is usually a KCSE mean grade D (plain) for Module One and PASS for Module Two. Upon completion of Certificate Courses, students can proceed to Diploma Courses.
  3. Diploma Courses: (Modular Based). Entry requirements at this level is usually a KCSE mean grade C- (minus) and different cluster subjects for different courses.


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