A team of Three students from RVTTI, emerged victorious in the just concluded Africa Tech challenge National Competition, that was held in Nairobi. The Three, Kenneth Kiplagat,Billy Kimutai and Charles Musyoka under supervision of Mr John Arusei worked on a project on Conventional Lathe Machining outscored other 18 teams (drawn from Ghana,Uganda,Zambia and Kenya) to clinch the prestigious top position which comes with several rewards including a cash kitty and scholarship in China. This Team had managed to clinch position one in the regional competition. The Other team from RVTTI which comprised of Kiprono Fanuel, Daniel Ng’ang’a and Muhindi K Jackson under the supervision of Mr. Amon Korir emerged fourth in Computer Numerical Control(CNC)Lathe Machining having clinched the second position in the Regional Competition. Both teams were under the supervision of Vancy Kenei.
The event saw over 100 students from East Africa get awarded with scholarships to study in China while the winners of the last competition were awarded with monetary prizes. Rift Valley Technical Training Institute was awarded a contract worth Kshs 5 million to manufacture spare parts for export to China.
The Third Season of the competition was supported by Ministry of Education and AVIC International Holding Corporation (Avic International) which is affiliated with Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). AviC is involved in aviation, international trade, electronic manufacturing, retail, property operation and management and hotel management among others.
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