EGTTI was officially opened in a ceremony presided over by the 4th President of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta C.G.H. on 27th April 2016. The Institute is registered by the TVET Authority as a Technical and Vocational College (TVC) and licensed to offer training up to diploma level. Its registration number is (TVETA/PUBLIC/TVC/0011/2016).
EGTTI boasts of a serene training environment, modern equipment and skilled faculty in the programmes it offers. It is a is a centre of excellence in Building Sciences and Land Survey.
The Institution is in Itibo Ward, Nyamira North Sub-County, Nyamira County within the Great Lakes circuit. It is on the Tombe – Mokomoni road about 12 kilometres from Nyamira County off the Nyamira – Ikonge highway. Its GPS Coordinates are LAT. -0.591072 (S 0° 35’27.858”); LONG. 35.028873 (E 35°1’43.944”).