St. Joseph Vocational Training Centre Kamuli
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- Where are you located?
St. Joseph Vocational Training Centre (VTC), Kamuli is located within Kamuli town near the Catholic Mission. It is about one kilometre from Kamuli town. Kamuli is 60 kilometres from Jinja town.
- Why technical education is important?
We are aware of high rate of unemployment in Uganda. Even after finishing university studies it is hard to find employment. After spending several millions of shillings, academic oriented courses have failed to provide employment.
Technical training is a very good alternative to find an employment or continue to study at higher levels. It is good to know that there are many possibilities for higher education after basic technical and vocational courses. Vocational school is a short-cut to several engineering courses.
- What are the admission requirements?
St. Joseph VTC offers two years Craft Courses for Senior Four Leavers in various technical courses. A Senior Four Leaver should have at least Passes in English, Maths for all courses.
Pass in Physics is required for courses such as Building Science, Electrical Installation, Carpentry, Metal Fabrication, Plumbing, Motor Vehicle Mechanic, and Tailoring.
Pass in Biology is required for Catering and Agriculture. Having Credits in English and Maths is an advantage for course in Business Management.
- What is the duration of courses?
Craft Courses take two years (Craft I in First Year and Craft II in Second Year). Skills training is done in three months, one year or two years according to individual arrangement.
- What are the courses offered?
Craft I and Craft II courses done in two years is offered in:
- Building Science,
- Business Management,
- Electrical Installation,
- Metal Fabrication,
- Motor Vehicle Mechanic,
- Plumbing and
St. Joseph VTC also offers two years courses for those who did not complete Senior Four in Welding, Carpentry, Tailoring, Building Science, Motor Vehicle Mechanic, Hair-Dressing and Computer Technology. They sit for DIT exams.
On special arrangement short courses can be given to individuals in different skills.
We also teach Driving and process Driver’s Permits.
- Who conducts examinations?
Craft Examinations are conducted by Uganda Business and Technical Examination Board (UBTEB) of UNEB. All are advised to sit for Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) Examination conducted by Ministry of Labour which is skill based having employment opportunities.
- What about fees?
For all courses St. Joseph VTC charges 250,000 as tuition per term and Boarding Fees will be 180,000. On admission special charges will be made for admission, Identity Card, uniform, working dress and few other charges.
- What are the facilities the St. Joseph VTC offers?
St. Joseph VTC is situated in 18 acres of land having separate workshops for all departments fully equipped with machines, play grounds for different games, brass band and jazz band, different facilities for modern agriculture, farm with different cattle and birds.
Our different departments have production units making quality furniture in wood and metal, clothes such as uniforms, agricultural products and involve in economic activities. Some of our products are outstanding in the local and national market. They give practical skills to our students.
- What are the possibilities of going to the university?
After completing UBTEB Craft I and Craft II examinations, successful candidates can go for Advanced Course of 10 months offered in a higher institute after which diploma courses at university level is possible in very many fields.
Our VTC is in the process of upgrading its courses in the coming years.
- Who are the founders of St. Joseph VTC, Kamuli?
Our centre is owned and managed by the Salesians of Don Bosco, an international religious society that has similar institutes all over the world. This centre operates within Jinja Catholic Diocese. As a Catholic institution it follows Catholic principles giving integral formation, taking care of learners’ physical, intellectual, social and spiritual needs. The centre has completed 25 years of existence and today it stands as one of the largest private vocational institutes in Uganda. Don Bosco Missionaries want to reach out to many poor young people by offering them skill based vocational education, thus giving them a brighter future.
Our contacts are:
St. Joseph VTC, P. O. Box 173, Kamuli.
0783433702 or 0758172965 (Principal)
0777579882 or 0752579882 (Director)
(Admission to St. Joseph Vocational Training Centre, Kamuli)