Kipsinende Technical and Vocational  College to Offer Motorcycle Mechanics Course

George Mutinda (second right), a Car and General TVS Technician shows a motorcycle cylinder head to Jones Gisemba (right), the Head of Automotive Department at Kipsinende Technical Training College, Simon Waluse (second left) and Enock Kemei, tutors during a two week training session in preparation for the introduction of a Motorcycle Mechanics course at the institution.

To meet the growing demand for skilled mechanics to service motorcycles in the Rift Valley region, Kipsinende Technical and Vocational College has introduced a course in motorcycle mechanics.

The competency based training level three course will be certified by Curriculum Development Assessment Certificate Council (CDACC) and is targeting technicians and mechanics who are seeking to sharpen their skills.

Car and General the TVS motorcycle dealer has been partnering with the College to train their tutors on the basics of motorcycle production and servicing during the last year as they prepare the syllabus for the course.

Jones Gisemba, the Head of Automotive Department explained, “We are very grateful for the help we  have received from  Car and General. Our questions on the maintenance and repair of motorcycles including mechanical, electrical and fuel systems have been answered. This will benefit us greatly as we begin teaching the motorcycle mechanics course.”

Raphael Atanda, the Car and General Marketing and Communications Manager commented, “As a major stake holder in the industry we are happy to share our knowledge, information and skills in order to produce better technicians. There are many motorcycle riders out there who will greatly benefit from skilled technicians and we applaud Kipsinende Technical and Vocational College for taking the initiative.”

As the boda boda industry expands, Car and General has been offering  training to company  and dealer technicians and private garage mechanics on motorcycle mechanical, electrical and fuel systems in an attempt to bridge the skills gap.