Dr. John O. Onsati is a Consultant in Organization Development and Transformation (ODT); and Education & Training.
His admirable CV pops him up as a role model for candidates aspiring to join the alternative path to University. Today, he holds a Doctorate in Organizational Development and Transformation from Cebu Doctor’s University, Philippines (2011), and a Master of Science (MSc) from Victoria University of Manchester, UK (1989).
Born on 31st March 1953, Dr. Onsati started his early education at Kioge D.O.K Primary school before joining Mawego Technical Secondary School where he sat for Kenya Junior Secondary Education (KJSE) examination in 1970. He moved to the now Technical University of Mombasa for a two-year Pre-Technician course graduating in 1972. From 1973 to 1984, Dr. Onsati went through the now Technical University of Kenya graduating with an Ordinary Diploma in 1976 and a Higher Diploma in 1984. Between 1976 / 1977, he obtained Technical Teachers’ certificate from the same institution.
He started his professional career as a Technical teacher at Sigalagala Technical Secondary School in 1977 before moving to The Kenya Polytechnic (now Technical University of Kenya) in 1985 as an Assistant Lecturer.
Between 1990 and 1994, he served at the Office of the President (Department of Defense) as a Lecturer at Kenya Armed Forces Technical College (KAFTECH). In 1994, he moved to the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology as Senior Technical Training Officer and deployed Provincial Technical Training Officer – Nairobi Province- in charge of Technical Institutions up to 2000.
He served at the Ministry of Home Affairs - National Youth Service Engineering Institute (NYSEI) as Deputy Principal for two years before becoming the Principal at NYSEI for a year up to 2003.
From 2003 to 2008 he worked under the Teachers Service Commission as Deputy Principal at The Kenya Polytechnic, Senior Principal Rift Valley Institute of Science & Technology, before retiring after serving as Senior Principal in Nyeri Technical Training Institute.
Dr. Onsati has attended numerous short courses, workshops and seminars, both locally and internationally, to bolster his profession in technical education. He has also given back to the community while serving as a National Treasurer to the Kenya Association of Technical Training Institutions (KATTI), Board member of Muhuri Muchiri Secondary School – Nairobi and Council Member of Embu University College, a Constituent College of the University of Nairobi. He has been recognized by KATTI who awarded him a Certificate of Distinguished Service KETTISO and a Certificate of Service as KATTI TREASURER. In 2000, KNEC awarded him a Certificate of Commendation for long service as an Examiner / Examiner in Chief for Mechanical Engineering.