Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies (RVIBS) is a registered Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution situated in Nakuru County, Kenya.
Our founding director, armed with over 20-years of corporate experience and a passion for solving the long-standing problem of youth unemployment in Kericho County, founded the company in September 2006 as Kericho Beauty School. The institution started with a few students from local Deliverance and PCEA churches. The institute relocated to Nakuru in mid-2008 as a result of the tribal & violent post-election clashes. The institution rebranded as Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies and formal registration was completed in September 2012.
We have since expanded to 6 campuses across 3 counties: Nakuru Town main campus, Molo Campus, Kericho Campus, Gilgil Campus, and Ol Kalou Campus. From the humble beginnings of 10 students in 2006 in Kericho, we have trained approximately 4000 young men and women to-date.
We offer a wide range of technical and business courses leading to the award of artisan, certificate and diploma. Courses include but not limited to the following: Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Tourism, Fashion Design, E.C.D.E. Mass Media, Hospitality, ICT, Hair and Beauty Therapy. We are certified by the Ministry of Education through the TVET Authority. We also registered with the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) and are also an accredited Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Centre. We also offer exams by ICM, DIT City & Guilds.
At our institution, the students undertake comprehensive skills training offered through competency-based education and training approach to acquire their certificate or diploma credentials. We offer training through an innovative education/ business model where our students, while still learning, have the opportunity to earn an income by sourcing for clients and using the institution's facilities and equipment, to provide services at the school.
We are on a mission to elevate the quality of technical skills training in Kenya and increase the employability of all our TVET graduates through appropriate skills development and we are doing that one student at a time.