The Entrepreneurship Department was established in 1995 as the ninth department of the Kisumu National Polytechnic under the leadership of Mr. James Ongwae whose successors included Moses Hoanga, Ochieng Ojwang’, Agrippa Onguka, Abuka Ajuoga and presently Samuel Oballah who has been in office since 2012.
Its mandate was to service other departments, across the board, in terms of teaching entrepreneurship education to the students of the institution. In 2006, administration expanded the role of the department to include research and facilitation of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) development involving the wider community in the region.
To become the leading department in training, research and innovation in entrepreneurship
To enhance entrepreneurship culture and development through training, innovation and incubation
- To provide the knowledge, skills and attitude for self-employment – as an alternative career to salaried employment – through entrepreneurship education and training.
- To develop and implement sector-specific, tailor-made training programs that enhance performance of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) entrepreneurs
- To enhance performance of MSMEs through training, in collaboration with other partners and stake holders
- Polytechnic Trainees
- Potential entrepreneurs – Youth, Women, and the physically challenged
- MSMEs managers and
- Company employees