Our History

History of St. Columba’s:  

Founded in 1970 by Sr. Columba McCourt of the Irish Ursuline Congregation, St. Columba’s Technical Training College has provided technical skills training for almost 2,000 young women to date, enabling them to build a meaningful future for themselves and their families.

Under the umbrella of the Catholic Diocese of Kitui and based on the ethos and values of Ursuline Education, St. Columba’s aims to provide for the all-round development of responsible and effective young adults. .

In 2014, the college expanded enrolment to include boys and currently male students make up 14% of the total.    Over the past 47 years, the college has grown and adapted to the changing economic and policy environment, and to the needs for good quality technical education.