Polytechnic College Nhamatanda
The Vocational School of Nhamatanda is a technical school located on the Beira Corridor in Sofala Province.
The School provides young Mozambicans aged 13-18 with the necessary technical skills for entering into the world of work. Most of this youth is from the most impoverished areas of Central Mozambique: Sofala, Manica, Inhambane, Tete and Zambezia Provinces.
The Vocational School of Nhamatanda is among the three ADPP Vocational Schools that seek to address the current challenges in vocational and technical education and strive to empower young people to pursue their education after primary school in order to secure a more active and stable role in society. In addition to the technical diploma, the ADPP Vocational Schools offer secondary school training recognized by the Ministry of Education (grades 8-10).
The ADPP Vocational Schools offer a technical-vocational diploma through an intensive 2-year training program that includes both theoretical and practical studies. Internships at local companies and institutions are an integral part of the curriculum.
Since the training is given in a boarding school setting, the graduates acquire many valuable extra-curricular skills, including planning and implementing activities and assuming personal responsibility over the management of the School.The Vocational School of Nhamatanda provides technical training in the following areas:
- Agriculture and Animal husbandry,
- Construction, and
- Community Instructors.
The Vocational School of Nhamatanda is located in Lamego, Nhamatanda District, in the central province of Sofala. Since, 1996, it has graduated altogether 1,457 students.
In 2013 was started short-term training under the CCDC (Community Center for Development of Competencies) which operates on the premises of the Polytechnic College of Nhamatanda. By 2014, the CCDC in Nhamtanda have graduated 114 participants specialized in Agriculture, 39 in Electricity and 71 in Construction, summing up 224 graduates.