Enhancing Practical Skills Through Internal Attachment

Enhancing Practical Skills Through Internal Attachment

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) takes great pride in nurturing well-rounded engineers equipped with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills. In line with this commitment, the Department of Engineering Workshops commenced internal attachments for engineering students who are currently on their 2nd Year of study. These workshops provide a unique opportunity for students to enhance their practical understanding of engineering concepts and gain valuable hands-on experience. While theoretical knowledge forms the foundation of engineering education, practical skills play a crucial role in transforming students into competent professionals. Through these workshops, students will… Continue reading →

Affordable Housing Solutions Short Course at the Engineering Workshops

Through facilitation of the College of Engineering and Technology (CoETec), the Engineering Workshops and the Sustainable Materials Research and Technology Centre (SMARTEC) developed a short course on Affordable Housing Solutions to be offered annually at the Workshops. This is in tandem with agenda 4 of the government of Kenya’s Big 4 Agenda, Affordable Housing. It is envisioned that the course will contribute to United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) numbers 9-Resillient Infrastructure and 11-Sustainable Cities’ Settlements as well as Africa Agenda 2063 Goals especially on Modern and Liveable Habitats. This is to therefore invite interested persons who include but not… Continue reading →

Internal Attachment Resumes in Grouped Phases

As COVID-19 continues to barge into normal life activities across the world, people from different walks of life have been forced to innovate ways in which to wade through these murky waters. Loss of jobs, interruption of learning, closure of businesses among many other effects are what people have been forced to experience thereby provoking thought on the best ways to find solutions to this impediment. In the quest for a workable solution, as a result of meetings between the Engineering Workshops Management and the different Engineering Departments under the College of Engineering and Technology… Continue reading →

Interruption of Activities at the Engineering Workshops

The government suspended all in-person learning in all institutions including universities due to the surge in new cases of COVID-19. As a result, regretfully, we wish to inform all students and other relevant stakeholders of activities within the Engineering Workshops that Internal Attachment that were going on for Academic Year 2020/2021 stand suspended from Monday 29th March 2021 until further notice. However, individual research activities and income generating activities like fabrication of equipment are still ongoing. We hope that there shall be new development soon that would allow resumption of all activities within the Workshops… Continue reading →

Internship and External Attachment Rolled-out at The Engineering Workshops

Internship and External Attachment Rolled-out at The Engineering Workshops

As a result of increased interest by Engineering graduates and students from across the country, the Engineering Workshops has commenced a program of blending Internships for graduates and Industrial Attachment for students who might have missed out in finding a place for external attachment. While welcoming the successful candidates for the program during their orientation at the Workshops’ Boardroom, the Engineering Workshops’ Manager Mr. Daniel Omondi emphasized the overwhelming interest meted on the program. He pointed out that for them to have been selected it was statement enough that they had proven through information they… Continue reading →

Internal Practical Attachment for 2020/2021 Academic Year commences at the Workshops

Internal Practical Attachment for 2020/2021 Academic Year commences at the Workshops

An American successful businessman who lived between 1896 and 1981 once said, “If you want to see the sunshine you must weather the storm.” This came true for JKUAT students in various courses and years of study when normal academic face to face activities resumed on 4th January 2021 that was rolled out in faces following government directive for normal learning to resume after a 9 months interruption by COVID-19 pandemic. After weathering the storm of COVID-19, the students are now back and ready to take on the academic year 2020/2021 to enable them see… Continue reading →

Back from China with Ideal Expertise

Two key technologists at the Engineering workshops have returned from China loaded with much and vital knowledge in their respective workshops. The two studying at the now well-known city of Wuhan being the place the first case of the Corona Virus COVID-19 was reported, waded the high risk and the extreme containment measures put in place against the virus to finish their courses and graduated. “In the period 2017-2020, we were privileged to pursue our Masters degrees in Wuhan City in China, courtesy of Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) in collaboration with both the governments of… Continue reading →

National Environmental Trust Fund(NETFUND) 2020 group IV verified at iPIC

National Environmental Trust Fund(NETFUND) 2020 group IV verified at iPIC

The team from Netfund comprised of two technical judges and two representatives from Netfund arrived at the IPIC labs in a bid to complete a verification visit, a prerequisite for the teams qualifying for the National Environmental Trust Fund for 2020 group IV. The Knights’ pair was eager to showcase the weeding bot being an aggregate of a lot of effort, time and money. Confident about the impact the weeding bot stands to do in the agricultural sector to be specific to small-scale farms which constitute more than 80% of farms in Africa, they were… Continue reading →

Kiambu County gets an Innovation Partner in JKUAT Engineering Workshops

Kiambu County gets an Innovation Partner in JKUAT Engineering Workshops

The County Government of Kiambu through leaders who made a visit to the University starting with the Engineering Workshops has earmarked areas of collaboration among them mechanizing agriculture with the aim of ensuring that Agricultural Enterprise is adapted within the County. Led by Industrialist Mr. Zeph Mbugua representing the Community and Mrs. Ruth Nganga representing the County Executive Committee, the leaders lauded the team of Technologist at the Workshops for the various innovations they had developed which they said are exactly what the community in Kiambu County needs. Additionally, they pointed out that these innovations… Continue reading →

Mr. Daniel Omondi takes over as the Engineering Workshops Manager from Dr. Peter Kihato

Mr. Daniel Omondi takes over as the Engineering Workshops Manager from Dr. Peter Kihato

Mr. Daniel Omondi Onyango is then new Engineering Workshops Manager.  This follows his appointment by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Victoria Wambui Ngumi upon the end of Dr. Peter Kihato’s term.  Prior to his appointment, Mr. Onyango was in charge of the Center for Scientific Equipment Maintenance (CeSEM).  CeSEM is an initiative supported by the University and the Africa-ai-JAPAN project to ensure that teaching and research equipment are well maintained and available for use.  Already, a number of departments have benefited from the services offered by the Center, which has become very popular and highly sought… Continue reading →