UCC Vocational Training Institute is a private institute directly operated and administered by Uganda Children’s Centre (UCC). The Institute provides various vocational courses assessed by the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) under the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES)
The vocational program was established to skill children and youths for employment by promoting vocational training, life skills, entrepreneurial and business management, and ensures curriculum addresses labour market skills demanded. The unemployment of Youth in Uganda is enormous where 83% of youths are unemployed and urban unemployment is estimated at 12% about seven times that of rural. Causes are: lack of critical skills considered vital for employment, poor attitude and work ethic, lack of entrepreneurial & business management skills, lack of access to productive and financial means that are responsive to youth needs. This has resulted into thefts, Drug abuse, and a high crime rate among others. Currently, the Institute offers vocational courses in computer studies, electrical installation, hairdressing, tailoring, radio, television and electronics, and catering which are operational. Tailor made and modular training courses run from 1 to 8 weeks. Approximately 2000 trainees have passed through the institute and are ably working.
The academic program is organized according to a term system. The trainees do exams from the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT) and it has a Uganda Vocational Qualification Framework (UVQF) Centre. UCC VTI matches trainings in class with industrial training practice where the trainees get in touch with the practicing entrepreneurs so that they get the skills of entrepreneurship which helps them to build their confidence and self-belief that everyone can run his/her own business. At the institute, entrepreneurship and computer training is a must to all our students.
• Hostel facilities available
• Self-discovery and talent Development through Music, Dance and Drama, sports and games
• Industrial training practicum after the training
• Health education by experts and availability of a Sickbay
• Guidance & Counselling services available
• Business communication skills
• Literacy and numeracy
P.7 Leavers Certificate or it’s Equivalent
Or without P.7 Leaver’s Certificate but interested to acquire a skill to start own employment or become employable.