TRAINING

The facility has enabled the University attract more attention as one of the few Universities in Africa which combine theoretical and practical industry training in its curriculum in its undergraduate and graduate academic programs. The University- Industry linkage has resulted to capacity building of qualified textile engineers and hands on training for the graduates. Currently, the company sends of over 12 employees each year to India (SITRA) and China (Donghua University, Shanghai) for knowledge transfer and further training.

 

Managing Director Rivatex with former Chairman at LMW

With advanced technology comes greater complexity of mechanical and electrical controls and these technologies are regularly updated. The superior performance of  our machines can be attributed to the competence of techinal personnel who man these machines. Lakshmi Machine Works – LMW has been at the forefront of technological advancements in textile machinery. 

 In regard to these LMW is offering an in-depth training for Rivatex technicians in  the key programs. Ten technicians from each of the departments; process control, Quality Control,  and electrical/electronics  have been selected to attend extensive training support .
These new breed of operators and maintenance staff, will have the adequate knowledge and skill  to run the new machines and the perfect springboard for a successful career.

Spinning Department Technicians; Nehemia Rotich and Geoffrey Lumumba with LMW trainers at LMW Training Center

The training program was of great experience both to our technical and social skills. According to the training plan provided by the trainers, all topics selected were covered within the specified period of time and we managed also to get some brief experience on other spinning machines apart from autocorner (Cone winding machine) which was our core area of coverage. 

With the social side of the training, we managed to learn their working culture and also the company organized for us a visit to one of the adventurous place called Ooty which is one of the most visited places especially during summer seasons for their cool climatic conditions as well as good viewing sceneries in Tamil Nandu state.

The training was of great importance in expansion of our technical knowledge on machine maintenance and fine tuning settings. We therefore thank Rivatex East Africa Limited management for the great opportunity they entrusted on us to explore more on our technical area of specialization and also the LMW Company for the well planned training program they offered to us.

Rivatex has been progressively expanding its attachment and internship enrollment since inception. Emphasis has been on science and technology students from the universities and middle level colleges. The facility offers internships for students in fields of engineering, business, social sciences among others. Apart from Moi university the facility trains  students from other middle level colleges and universities.

We also offers opportunities for international students under the Moi university and the host University exchange programmes. The company encourages schools and other institutions of learning to visit the factory on Fridays to enable students and pupils from all the country to get first-hand experience and observe integrated textile production.

We also offers opportunities for international students under the Moi university and the host University exchange programmes. The company encourages schools and other institutions of learning to visit the factory on Fridays to enable students and pupils from all the country to get first-hand experience and observe integrated textile production.

Moi University researchers have through the facilities been able to conduct extensive and practical research projects one of which has led to the innovation of tami-dye from naturally abundant weed. This innovation if tapped will enable the production of dyes locally for textile, leather and food industries. The commercial benefits of such innovations will accrue to the company, the university and the country’s economy. The innovation has reduced the cost of production in the factory and diversified the production of the fabrics.

The research and extension pillar is further pursued through local and international collaborations. cotton farming in Kimose, baringo county is a product of research and extension.