By Dean Dhumbura
Zimbabwe’s vocational training institutions have been called upon to produce graduates with practical skills that can help to revive the country’s industrial sector.
Speaking during a graduation ceremony at Msasa Vocational Training School, Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister, Professor Amon Murwira said there is need to equip graduates with appropriate industrial development skills to resuscitate the economy.
Speaking at the same occasion, College Principal Ms Ringisai Chinamasa, said the institution is equipping students with appropriate skills to work in industry and to start their own businesses.
“We produce the best artisans and industrial workers, as well as entrepreneurs and we do not train students to have skills only, but also to equip them with quality entrepreneurship skills. We train them not only to look for jobs, but also for them to create their own businesses and employ others, “she said.
Albert Chirova, a student who received the best results in brick and block laying, said he was confident that the skills he got have prepared him to start his own business.