COMMUNITY PROJECTS

SKILLS TRAINING SECTION

Carpentry

There are three types of certifications done on this course.The entry point is the basic carpentry which is done for about 6 months.It involves practicals and theory.The second stage is the advanced level which is done for about a year.Basic and Advanced courses are given MDTC certificates.After these courses one can opt to sit for national foundation certificate or go for trade test to be come an artisen.MDTC is registered with the ministry of higher education and is a HEXICO(examination centre).

Building

There are three types of certifications done on this course.The entry point is the basic building which is done for about 6 months.It involves practicals and theory.The second stage is the advanced level which is done for about a year.Basic and Advanced courses are given MDTC certificates.After these courses one can opt to sit for national foundation certificate or go for trade test to be come an artisen.MDTC is registered with the ministry of higher education and is a HEXICO(examination centre).

Dressmaking

There are three types of certifications done on this course.The entry point is the basic dressmaking which is done for about 6 months.It involves practicals and theory.The second stage is the advanced level which is done for about a year.Basic and Advanced courses are given MDTC certificates.After these courses one can opt to sit for national foundation certificate or go for trade test to be come an artisen.MDTC is registered with the ministry of higher education and is a HEXICO(examination centre).

Metalwork

There are three types of certifications done on this course.The entry point is the basic Metal work which is done for about 6 months.It involves practicals and theory.The second stage is the advanced level which is done for about a year.Basic and Advanced courses are given MDTC certificates..MDTC is registered with the ministry of higher education and is a HEXICO(examination centre).

Computers

MDTC offers basic computer literacy courses which involves wordprocessing,basic computer use for first users.MDTC premises are alive with Wifi networking.

NFC Exams

MDTC offers NFC(natinal foundation certificate) and NC(national certificate) in variety of skills which include carpentry,building,dressmaking,metal work,brick and Blocklaying.The certificate is shown below:

Courses Duration Level Accreditation Status
Bricks and Blocklaying One year National Foundation Certificate Accreditated
Pattern Making One year National Foundation Certificate Accreditated
Basic welding Techiques One year National Foundation Certificate Accreditated
Pattern Making One year National Foundation Certificate Accreditated
Pattern Making One year National Foundation Certificate Accreditated
Basic Sheetmetal work One year National Foundation Certificate Accreditated
BookKeeping One year National Foundation Certificate Accreditated
Business English One year National Foundation Certificate Accreditated
Commerce 1 One year National Foundation Certificate Accreditated
StoreKeeping One year National Foundation Certificate Accreditated
Carpentry One year National Foundation Certificate Accreditated

Trade test

MDTC has a very good pass record  as atested by 2015 record whereby thirty (30) trainees from building section managed be trade tested. 28 were trade tested in theory class 3 and two were tested practical class 3and 97% passed. The organisation has managed to produce good results both for the trade test and NFC.

National Foundation Certificate

“There is a marked improvement on the number of students enrolled for NFC and this is a sign of growth in as far as skills training are concerned and recognition at national level. In 2015organisation has managed to register total of18 trainees for NFC. Ten (10) trainees are from dressmaking section and 8 (eight) from building section. Twelve trainees managed to sit for the National Foundation Certificate. Follow up was made to 50% of those who failed to write and it was observed that some students in dressmaking could not write because they were not outside Mwenezi to source for the food and others like those in building were citing social problems as the reasons. 100% pass rate was achieved with 3 distinctions, 8 credits and 1 pass. This was commendable by the Ministry of Higher and tertiary education.”MDTC¬† Annual Report 2015

NUTRITIONAL GARDENS AND IRRIGATION

MDTC is involved in small dam establishment and rehabilitation.It rehabilitates water sources like dams and irrigations.Mwenezi is in agricultural region 4 and 5 characterised by irratic rainfall.When a water source is established MDTC ensures that there is either a small nutritional garden linked with the water source or irrrigation.Over 30 small nutrition gardens are established accross the district in the past 10 years.It is currently working with 4 major irrigations of Mwenezi which is Murove,Chizumba,Dinhe and Musaverima.However water reticulation systems remain a challenge for the three other irrigations expect for Musaverima which is gravety fed.Electricity bills hambers productivity.It is in this wake but MDTC is sourcing funds forlow energy cost technology inorder to fully utilise these irrigations.