Malawian President Peter Mutharika, will on Wednesday be the guest of honor at the presentation of certificates to the first cohort of the Community Technical College graduates at a function to take place at Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) in Lilongwe.
Mutharika will see one of his key campaign promises come to pass, with 697 students, of which 230 are females, being awarded the Malawi Tevet Level 1 and 2 Certificates in different disciplines.
Technical Adviser in the Ministry of Labor and Manpower Development, Towera Chilalika said all is set for the function and that the graduating students, who have been drawn from the ten community colleges of Mponela, Ngara, Mbandira, Ezondweni, Chipumi, Chongoni, Naminjiwa, Chilobwe, Thumbwe and Miloga, will go away with certificates having attained skills in different fields.
“These students have been well trained in Bricklaying, Carpentry and Joinery, Plumbing, Fabrication and welding, Textile fashion and Designing and Motor vehicle Mechanics, a lot of young men and women have accessed the training and currently the second cohort is already in college,” said Chilalika.
Community Technical Colleges, a brain child of the President and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government, seeks to equip the young population with skills that will eventually make them because entrepreneurs and not just job seekers.