By Maureen Soko
The Minister of Labour Youth and Manpower Development, Francis Kasaila, has expressed satisfaction with the work Miracle Technical Institute is doing in training young people in various vocational skills.
The Minister made these remarks when he visited Miracle Technical Institute on 11th January, 2018, as part of his familiarization tour of technical colleges in the Northern Region of Malawi.
Speaking after touring the vocational training facility, the Minister said he was pleased with the good work the college was doing in preparing young people for the future.
In his remarks, he said he was happy with the courses offered by the college which include Hotel Management and Catering.
“I am delighted with the courses you are offering some of which are not offered by most colleges in the Northern Region. Graduates of Hotel Management and Catering, for example, are marketable as they easily find jobs in the expanding tourism sector.” He said.
Hon. Kasaila further praised the college for being one of the pioneers of SPVET (Solar Photovoltaic Electrical Training) Programme, which is aimed at increasing access to electricity to many Malawians.
“As you all know, about 90% of Malawians do not have access to electricity, hence the coming in of this programme,” said Kasaila.
On another note, the Minister asked the authorities at the institution to increase intake to accommodate more young people who wish to acquire vocational skills.
Speaking on behalf of Miracle Technical Institute, the Director, Brother Joseph Pachalo Mfune, said the institute will continue to offer the very best to the students for them to effectively contribute to the development of this country.
Brother Mfune said the school is failing to complete some of the construction projects they embarked on due to financial constraints. However, he expressed hope that they will be able to complete the work with help from the partners, such as TEVETA and European Union.
Miracle Technical Institute opened its doors in 1999. To date the college has successfully trained 2500 young men and women in various vocational skills.