Vocational Skills Competitive
DAPP Mikolongwe Vocational School has highlighted to students under training in various trades at the institution of the rewards in vocational and entrepreneurial skills.
The Principal for the school Mr Charles Salema was speaking during an Open Day event that had been organized at the school for the students to showcase various skills they have acquired in the course of their training.
The event was attended by youth that completed their trainings at institution and have established their businesses or have been employed, who inspired the students with their businesses and through story telling.
Alex Christopher is one of the graduates from Mikolongwe who has established his furniture business in Chilomoni, Blantyre city and he said he currently employs four people and he is financially stable because of the vocational skills learnt from the school.
Also in attendance during the Open Day were representatives from the District Youth Office, Traditional Authority Likoswe and Leather Cooperative of Malawi.
The event was spiced up by a fashion show of clothing items made by the Tailoring and Fashion Designing students, shoes made by Cobbler and Shoe Making students, poems and music.
Mikolongwe Vocational School equips youth with technical and entrepreneurial skills to become self-reliant by being able to secure an employment or establishing their own small scale businesses.
The school offers trainings in both formal and informal courses and has to-date trained over 10,600 youth.