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Soche Technical College
(SocheTech)

UNEVOC Centre (Training provider) since 1994

Soche Technical College is the oldest public Technical College in Malawi which opened its doors in 1956 as a result of a Bill passed in the Legislative Council for Government to start offering Technical Education in 1950. Since its inception, the college has continuously developed and evolved from a mere Artisan Training Centre in 1956 until it was finally elevated to the status of a Technical College in 1985. The college currently boasts of four departments namely Commercial, Construction, Automobile Engineering and Mechanical Engineering which offer the following courses: Accountancy, Information Technology, Secretarial & Management studies, Painting & Decorating, Plumbing, Electrical Installation, Wood machining, Automobile mechanics, Electrical and Electronics engineering, General Fitting, Welding and Fabrication, Refrigeration, Textile & Pattern design, and Upholstery.


Mission

Vision:

To be a leading institution in providing technical, entrepreneurial and Vocational education and training through modern technology and training in Malawi

Mission:

To be a leading institution in providing technical, entrepreneurial and Vocational education and training through modern technology and training in Malawi


Objectives

Soche Technical college through the Directorate of Technical and Vocational Training in the Ministry of Labour, Youth and Manpower Development is mandated to satisfy the following objectives:

  • To prepare individuals for gainful employment as skilled workers or technicians or sub professionals in recognised occupations and in new and emerging occupations;
  • To prepare individuals for further training in technical and vocational programs including any program and to prepare individuals for employment;
  • To encourage and develop a spirit of self-reliance and entrepreneurship. Foster a strong and dynamic economic environment by establishing financially productive units in various departments of the college as well as strengthening the already existing ones.

Regular tasks

• Teaching and learning

• Capacity building

• Funding and financing

• Organisation and management

• Quality and relevance

• Any other crosscutting issues


Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
  
Sharing knowledge about TVET
 
 
Primary focus
  
Developing knowledge
 
  Secondary focus
  
Developing and building capacities
 
 
Primary focus
  

Beneficiaries

Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
  
Teachers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Researchers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Policy makers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Private sector
 
 
Primary focus
  


Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
   
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Migration
 
 
  Interested to contribute
   
OER and Online Learning
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Equity of access in TVET
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Gender equality in TVET
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Fostering entrepreneurship
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
 
 
  Interested to contribute
   

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
  
Capacity development projects
 
 
Highly interested
  
Policy oriented projects
 
  Moderately interested
  
Knowledge development
 
 
Highly interested
  
Workshops and conferences
 
 
Highly interested
  


Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
  
Within my cluster
 
 
Highly interested
  
With Africa
 
 
Highly interested
  
With the Arab States
 
  Moderately interested
  
With Asia and the Pacific
 
  Moderately interested
  
With Europe, CIS and North America
 
 
Highly interested
  
With Latin America and the Caribbean
 
  Moderately interested
  




Contact

Soche Technical College (SocheTech)
Pioneer Drive
LBE Blantyre
Malawi

http://www.sochetech.org

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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Dhuya Mtawali
Principal
Administration



UNEVOC Coordinator
Austin Mpando
Senior Lecturer
Technical & Vocational Training

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