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NCA’s Contractor Training Programme for the financial year 2017/2018 has officially begun. This year’s training covers fourteen regions across the country, in a bid to ensure every registered contractor gets a chance to attend the trainings. The theme of the trainings is “Effective legal and Institutional Frameworks for Sustainable Construction Growth.”
The first training will take place on the 31st of August to the 1st of September at the Jumuia Conference and Country Home in Limuru. The topic covered will be “GIS Approaches for Construction Quality Management”.
In order to promote efficiency in service delivery, all attendees are required to register in advance for the trainings, with the registration deadline at least three days before each training. For example, For the Kiambu training that will take place from Thursday, 31st August, the registration deadline is strictly Monday, 28th August. This will allow sufficient time for payment verification as well as for planning and logistic purposes to ensure all attendees have access to quality service delivery. Those who will not have registered will not be allowed into the training halls.
Payment, however, can be made at any time. If the registration deadline has passed, the fee paid will be valid for any other training on the schedule, and the attendee is welcome to register for the training of his or her choice.
The next training after Kiambu will cover the Lower Easern Region and will take place in Machakos. This will be followed by Coast, Central and South Nyanza, Central Rift, Nairobi and Kajiado, Mt. Kenya and Central Eastern, North Rift and Western. Additional trainings will also be held in Nairobi and Coast to accommodate the high numbers expected in those regions.
Topics covered across the trainings include Corporate Governance, Sustainable Construction Practices, Project Management and Resource Levelling as well as Cost Estimation and Tendering.
The trainings all take place at least two weeks apart, with the last training taking place on the 19th and 20th of June, 2018.
Registration, payment and access to training certificates are all accessible via the training portal on the Authority website. To qualify for renewal of the annual Contractor Practicing License, a contractor must attend at least one training covering a topic of their choice. The full training schedule is also available on the NCA website.