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Soche Technical College

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.



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


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


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


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
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
  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


Soche Technical College (SocheTech)
Pioneer Drive
LBE Blantyre


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Dhuya Mtawali

UNEVOC Coordinator
Austin Mpando
Senior Lecturer
Technical & Vocational Training

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