NAIROBI COLLEGE OF BREAD AND CONFECTIONERY TECHNOLOGY :(N.C.B.C.T)
FULLY REGISTERED BY THE MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (Registration No MOEST/PC/764/2002)
To improve the income generation and living standards of the rural and urban households through low cost, demand-driven skills training courses in bread and confectionery technology, fruit products, milk products and business development thereby reducing joblessness by promoting self employment.
2. CONTACT PERSON
Mr. Ngumi, Joseph, Maina ( BBA, MBA )
3. CONTACT DETAILS
Nairobi College of Bread and Confectionery Technology,
P.O. Box 73448 code 00200, Nairobi , Kenya.
Telephone; +254-020-350 4453, Mobile - +254 0722 237 181
Email Address; firstname.lastname@example.org
Year of Establishment:2002
Providing excellence in practical skills training of bread and confectionery technology and food processing to Kenya, East and central Africa, COMESA and the World at large in a timely and efficient manner to the satisfaction of all the clients and the staff.
Nairobi College of Bread and Confectionery Technology believes in providing the micro and small enterprises in the rural and urban informal sectors with demand driven, practical skills, in order for them to be assured of self employment by starting micro bakeries, food preparation enterprises and creating future jobs for others.
5. MEMBERSHIP (to voluntary initiatives and business associations)
- Nairobi College of Bread and Confectionery Technology is a member of the following;
- National Association for Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurial Training (NATTET)
- Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)
Through the National Association for Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurial Training (NATTET), Nairobi College of bread and confectionery Technology has been involved with the following International Agencies.
International Labour Organization (ILO/IPEC),
P.O Box 40513-00100
Japan International co-operation Agency (JICA)
in Collaboration with Vice President and Ministry of Home Affairs,
P.O Box 62345, Nairobi.
The World Bank in Collaboration with Ministry of Labour and Human Resources Development,
P.O. Box 40326, Nairobi.
The project Name was ‘Micro and Small enterprises Training and Technology Project (MSETTP).
Kenya Industrial Estates (KIE)
P.O. Box 78029 - 00507.
7. BUSINESS GOAL
To develop the vocational skills of the Micro and Small Enterprises through low cost, demand - driven, practical skills training and ensure access to decent self – employment in order to reduce joblessness by improving the incomes of the people and their families.
8. BUSINESS CONTEXT
Nairobi College of Bread and Confectionery Technology provides learning opportunities in bread, cakes, pastry, milk products and fruit products. Due to the high percentage of the Kenyan Population living below the poverty line caused by joblessness among other causes, training them in short practical courses benefits them in putting up businesses thereby creating self – employment and improving their standards of living. The bread and Confectionery Technology experts employed by the college are highly qualified and the quality of practical training is high.
The individual entrepreneurs who wish to benefit from the practical skills training would fill the application form and pay the fees for a two week course. The daily attendance is flexible and lasts three hours per day. Training is hands – on, practical and individualised. Nairobi College of Bread and Confectionery Technology is well equipped with all the necessary machines and facilities. Appropriate Technology which is affordable is provided to the trainees. Further to the use of the appropriate machines for processing the baked products, entrepreneurs are also taught manual operations. Batch and semi-automatic technology models are also available to the entrepreneurs who need them.
10. TECHNOLOGY MACHINES AND EQUIPMENTS
Nairobi College of Bread and Confectionery Technology has the necessary appropriate technology machinery and equipments. It assists its trained entrepreneurs to access affordable machines and equipments of their choice after graduation.
Nairobi College of Bread and Confectionery Technology has trained many fee paying entrepreneurs in Kenya. Apart from its rich clients, the college has also trained vulnerable groups from the slums, children removed from the worst form of child labour, children locked up in the rehabilitation schools. This has been made possible through the sponsorship of World Bank, ILO/IPEC, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
On admission, the entrepreneurs are registered by the college. They fill the attendance register daily. Continuous assessment is done by the Instructors to ensure that the trainees gain the necessary practical competence during class lessons.
The college has trained many entrepreneurs in practical skills.This has created many jobs and made many Kenyans self reliant financially. In this way, the Country has benefited economically and socially. The technology transferred to the entrepreneurs has enabled them to start Micro-enterprises thereby becoming self-employed.The consumers in the urban and rural areas and other low income segments were able to access high quality but cheap bakery products. The college has expanded its training market to include the lower income segments.
13. LESSONS LEARNED
Some of the lessons learnt are that:
Practical skills training can successfully be used to reduce crime in the country.
The jobless can become financially independent as a result of acquiring and applying skills learnt.
Consumers in the low income areas can have access to fresh bakery products.
More people can be trained by the trained entrepreneurs in the low income areas and this creates a multiplier effect.
Courses available at Nairobi College of Bread and Confectionery Technology are documented in this website: www.bakeryschool.co.ke. Online learning is available in our sister website: www.ebakeryschool.com.
There is additional information on the Donor activities in the picture gallery. The photographs of the practical training sessions and the ILO/IPEC workshops can be seen here.