The College of Engineering and Technology (CoETec) within JKUAT has great facilities that entail workshops, state-of-the-art laboratories with equipment and machines that aid student practical work in their studies at the Engineering Workshops and the Innovation Prototyping Integrated Centre (iPIC).
The Workshops are the hub of practical learning which is core in Engineering and where theoretical knowledge is basically exercised. Being a hive of activities and unique machines as well as equipment, the Engineering Workshops attracts interest for visit by both external visitor who have a desire to visit JKUAT and those that have also been invited from within the College as a way of reach-out. These visitors are among them schools, researchers, organizations, county governments, engineering industry stakeholders, government agencies and institutions and many other interested parties.
Recently the Engineering Workshops under the auspices College of Engineering and Technology (COETEC) within JKUAT hosted St. Mary’s Girls Secondary School from Ndovea Makueni county. The students were taken through the facilities in Engineering workshop and learnt a lot about equipment and their application. The students also had an opportunity to meet the College principal Dr. Eng. Hiram Ndiritu while at the Machine Workshop where the principal gave a general overview of the activities undertaken within the workshops and also elsewhere in the laboratories within the College. He also implored on the importance of girls getting into the engineering career as they have an equal chance and have the capacity to address challenges facing the society. He gave examples of female students such as Gladys Ngetich (a mechanical engineer) who is an alumni of CoETec and is making huge strides internationally in the aerospace and space technology sector. He also gave the example of Fatma Shakur (Marine engineer) also working in an international ship management company. The principal also encouraged the visiting students to ensure they perform well in sciences (physics and chemistry), mathematics and languages during the K.C.S.E. exams and the College will be glad to receive them and guide them appropriately as they pursue courses of choice to ensure they contribute technological solutions to challenges faced by the society.