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Who we are

Rift  Valley Institute of Business Studies (RVIBS) is a registered Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution with its Main Campus in Nakuru Town at Station Road next to Nakuru Railways Police Station. This college was started with a drive to create a positive impact on the lives of the youth and create success stories. Since its inception in 2006 Kericho, has grown and now has campuses in Nakuru, Njoro and Gilgil. From the humble beginnings of 10 students in 2006 in Kericho, we have trained over 15,000 young men and women to-date.

We are concerned with the acquisition of knowledge and skills for the world of work, and is expected to help youth and adults develop the skills they need for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship, promoting equitable, inclusive and sustainable economic growth. We offer a wide range of technical and business courses leading to the award of artisan, certificate, and diploma. At our institution, students undertake comprehensive skills training offered through competency-based education and training approach to acquire skills.

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. The reason for our operation is to provide learners with an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills for wealth and job creation

Strategic priorities

  • A Healthy Workplace
  • Exceptional Student Experience
  • Teaching Excellence
  • Community Engagement, Partnership and Connections
  • Sustainability Of The College


To be the leading TVET College offering accredited, high quality cutting-edge technical and business training that meets the needs of commerce and industry.


To offer accessible, competence based training, research and innovation for socioeconomic empowerment.

Core Values

RVIBS is built upon the following set of interrelated core values:

  • Professionalism
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Compassionate
  • Customer focus
  • Team spirit